Frances H. Pittman

SALEM- Frances H. Pittman, 85, of Salem, Ohio, died at 3:28 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Hospice House in Poland. She was born May 24, 1928, in North Canton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Francis and Berdella (Snyder) Maurer.

Frances graduated from Central Catholic in Canton and had been employed at Hendrick’s Candy Shop and as head cook at the Dutch House for 20 years before retiring in 2007.

She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church.

Her husband, James C. Pittman, whom she married July 2, 1949, preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1999. A 6-month-old infant, Michael Pittman, and two brothers, Albert and Robert Maurer, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, James (Cheryl) C. Pittman of Leetonia and Eric Pittman of Salem; three daughters, Bernadette (Richard) Coy of Homeworth, Renee (Gary) McDevitt of Winona and Marlona (Allen) Hurst of Alliance; four sisters, Mary Maurer of Florida, Agnes Kennedy of Massillon, Elizabeth (James) Tully of South Carolina and Patricia (Jerry) Eberhardt of Massillon; brothers, Louis (Betty) Maurer of Salineville, John Maurer of Massillon, Ralph (Lillian) Maurer of Massillon, LeRoy (Elizabeth) Maurer of Massillon, Tony (Veronica) Maurer of Delaware and Patrick (Crystal) Maurer of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Pittman’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


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Frances H. Pittman

SALEM – Frances H. Pittman, 85, of Salem died at 3:25 p.m. Friday at the Hospice House in Poland. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial.