Farming Rural 12

Eugene Pittsford

June 6, 1926 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

Eugene Pittsford, 95, of Mechanicsburg passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at his current residence at Sugar Fork Crossing in Anderson.  He was born on June 6, 1926, on the family farm located in rural Madison County, a son of the late Glenn and Donna (Smith) Pittsford.

Eugene was a 1944 graduate of Middletown High School but will likely be remembered most as a lifelong farmer in the Henry and Madison County area.  Over the years, he was very involved in the Henry County 4-H, especially with cattle. Eugene, along with a few other farmers, was instrumental in the development of the 4-H cattle sale.

Eugene was a 50-year member of the Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge #392 beginning in April of 1957 and received the Award of Gold, 50-year member award, in April of 2007; he also had served as past master of the lodge. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star # 110. Eugene was a long-time member of the Upper Fall Creek Church of the Brethren.

Having a love for travel, Eugene and Margaret, his wife of 72 years prior to her passing in 2018, traveled to many countries around the world and enjoyed spending their winters in Florida for nearly 30 years.

Eugene is survived by his three children, Gary (Carolyn) Pittsford, Gerald (Barbara) Pittsford and Marsha Graves; five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Mariellen Bietman and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. (Alexander)Pittsford in 2018; twin brothers, Keith Pittsford in 1935 and Kenneth Pittsford in 2012.

Services will be at 11:00am Wednesday April 6, 2022 at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home in Middletown with Rev. Doug Hinton and Marty Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm with Masonic Rites conducted by the Middletown Masonic Lodge beginning at 7:00pm. Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Care Hospice, 3415 W. Fox Ridge Ln, Muncie, IN 47304 or the Henry County Expo Center, PO Box 137, New Castle, IN 47362; envelops will also be available at the funeral home. You may express condolences or share memories of Eugene at www.ballardandsons.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ballard and Sons Funeral Home Middletown Chapel
118 south 5th
Middletown, Indiana 47356

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Ballard and Sons Funeral Home Middletown Chapel
118 south 5th
Middletown, Indiana 47356

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