Roger L. Pitt, age 74, of New London, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 in Amherst Junction, WI. He was born in Stevens Point, WI, on September 30, 1942, a son of Pat and Connie (Kostuch) Pitt.
Roger graduated from Amherst High School in 1961. He wrote many sports articles for the Amherst Advocate newspaper. He attended 2 years of college at UWSP majoring in journalism. He began his career in journalism at the Appleton Post Crescent in 1963 until the end of 2005. He retired from the Post Crescent and worked as a City Court reporter in New London until his final retirement in 2013.
Roger was an active board member of the Tomorrow River Scholarship Foundation and the Waupaca County Natural Resource Foundation. These organizations were very important to Roger as they support things he found important, education and natural resource conservation. Roger was also a daily patron to Bucky's in New London and was known as the "quarter man" as he handed out quarters to any kids he saw. He enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews participate in sports and was at many events throughout the years.
Survivors include his Mother: Connie Pitt, Amherst Jct., WI; Sister: Karen (Robert) Ostrowski, Rosholt, WI; Brother: John Pitt, Amherst, WI; Nephew: Jay (Sue) Pitt; Nieces: Jill (Wayne) Groshek; Susan (Mark) Wiza; Nancy (David) Matthews; Paula (Patrick Galecki) Ostrowski; Bobbi Biegel; Erin Ostrowski; Great Nieces & Nephews: Jenna & Jaimee Pitt; Andrew & Brooke Wiza; Garth, Garrett, Ashley & Bryan Groshek; Emelia & Eden Matthews; Finn, Kade & Ashe Biegel; Godchild: Casey Roloff. He was preceded in death by his father, Pat, a sister, Mary and a sister-in-law, Judi Pitt.
Memorial Services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst, at 11 AM on Friday, December 16th, 2016, with Rev. Dwight Anderson, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst. Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, from 10 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tomorrow River Scholarship Foundation and the Waupaca County Natural Resource Foundation. The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family of Roger would like to extend a special thank you to the Amherst First Responders and the Portage Co. Sheriff's Department for all of their help.