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Ralph W. Pittam 1921 - 2010

Ralph W. Pittam

Ralph W. Pittam

Ralph W. Pittam, 89, of Cottonwood died June 14. He was born May 29, 1921 in Perris, California, the son of Frank W. and Hazel Pittam.

He served  his country in World War II in the Navy as a flight mechanic with a combat air crew. Mr. Pittam worked in the logging industry in Oregon and was also a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.

He enjoyed woodworking, hiking, yard landscaping, photography and being with friends and family. His stories will be missed.

Preceding him in death were his wife Alberta L. Pittam, brothers Bob Pittam, Leigh Pittam and grandson Stacey Poe.

Mr. Piitam is survived by his son Mike Pittam (Sally) of California; daughters Jane Poe (Ron) of Arizona and Ardeen Cooper (Bill) of Oregon; brother Glenn Pittam (Dorthy) of Oregon; six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will take place at his home in Cottonwood on Tuesday, June 29 at 9:30 AM.

Donations in his memory may be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

An online guestbook is available at

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