Joseph Samuel Pitchford, Jr. 89, passed away on February 24, 2013; He was born to the late Joseph and Lillian Pitchford on November 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, VA. Joseph was a Supervisor, in the Claims department with Aetna Life and Casualty retiring after 35 years. He was a member of River Road Church, Baptist. Former member President – past- Civitan Club, Portsmouth, Va. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. A World War II Navy veteran working with the Seabees. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years Katie S Pitchford, his two children: Karen Pitchford Trimyer and husband William, and Janice Pitchford Sorrell. Four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph is also survived by his sister Eugenia S. Wise.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Rd. Richmond, Va. from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and a funeral service on Thursday at 11:00AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at 3:00PM at Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth, VA. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. 760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30308 or a favorite charity. Condolences may be left at www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.