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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Richard James Pitsenbarger

Richard James Pitsenbarger, 73, residing in Sandusky, passed away Wednesday morning, August 6, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Richard was born on October 8, 1940 in Quinwood, WV to the late Olen and Gay (O'Dell) Pitsenbarger.

He has lived in the Sandusky area for the past 15 years and was employed as a truck driver until 2010. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his wife, children and especially grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Harkness) Pitsenbarger. He is also survived by his daughters, Tonya (Mark) Hensley and Debby (Kevin) Atwater both of Oak Harbor; grandkids, Mark Jr. and Brooke Hensley and Levi and Lucas Atwater; sister, Charlotte (Dewey) Tuttle; dear friends and neighbors, Sharon Pasley and Pam Swanigan; his favorite grand-dog, Cooper and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shelly Ann Harkness; two granddaughters, also in infancy and brother, Bill Pitsenbarger.

Friends may call on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute to Richard's memory may do so to the Pitsenbarger family in care of Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory or to one's favorite charity.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Stein Hospice staff.

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