PITMAN, Ronald L. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Harris) Pitman. Devoted father of Nichole (Pavel) L'vov. Loving grandfather of Sasha L'vov. Dear cousin of Annie Roy.
Ron passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
Ronald served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired as Assistant Chief & Captain of the Springdale Police Department and former Mayor of The City of Springdale ('91-'95).
Ron was also a longtime realtor and owner of Ron Pitman Realtors.
Visitation will be held at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pk., Springdale, OH 45246 on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 6pm-8pm. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11am. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Arlington Memorial Gardens.
Contributions, in Ron's memory, may be made to benefit the Springdale police department employees, by donating to: The Peace Officer Benefit Fund, c/o Springdale Police Department, 12105 Lawnview Ave., Springdale, OH 45246. Donations can also be accepted and forwarded via the funeral home.
Saint Michael, Heaven's glorious Commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables,
look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.
Give us cool heads, stout hearts, hard punches,
and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens,
kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.
You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil,
that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one;
but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil,
and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force
where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God,
as we have been to guard the city of men.