Daniel Harlow Pittman, 90, of Hopkinton passed away Nov. 5. Born in Cookstown, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Amos and Susie (Green) Pittman. He was married for 30 years to Evelyn (Brewster) Pittman, who passed in 2016.
In his early years, Dan was an excellent catcher and captain for his high school baseball team and was the president of his class. After high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After the war, Dan obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial arts at Trenton State University. He went on to teach industrial arts for 30 years at Allentown High School in New Jersey.
His favorite hobbies included woodworking, especially in creating countless wonderful toys, rocking chairs and a doll house for his grandchildren. Dan had his retirement home built in Summerville, South Carolina, which was a log home on which he did much of the finishing work. Dan’s other big passion was motorcycles. He rode his Honda Gold Wing well into his 80s and would take many long trips with his wife, Evelyn. Dan was a lover of all dogs and had two wonderful Jack Russell terriers. Dan also was a Master Mason in the Freemasonry as well as a Shriner — he was a member of the Shriners Motor Unit and raised money for the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Dan is survived by his stepson, David Chandler and wife Jerrie Bernier-Chandler of Hopkinton, and his three grandchildren, Tess, Elise and Mitchell.
Services will be held at a future date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.
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