Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Thomas John Pitlanish

April 16, 1943 - January 07, 2013

Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Thomas J. Pitlanish "Tom" age 69, a life-long resident of Utica, died January 7, 2013. Beloved husband of Elaine, high school sweethearts, married 45 years. Loving father of Tracy Pitlanish and Tom (Leslie) Pitlanish. Cherished and devoted Papa of T.J., Raegan, Caelan and Cameron. Tom is also survived by his brother, Dick, sister-in-law, Lynn Pitlanish, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike, and sister, Shirley Swain. After high school Tom was in the Air Force for 6 years. He retired in 1999 after 32 years as a Repairman for AT&T, a career that he excelled at and was dedicated to. He loved visiting his cottage by Higgins Lake and spent most of his time outdoors either working in his yards or taking part in many different outdoor activities. He will forever be remembered as being a provider, protector, and caregiver. Tom was hard-working, generous, loyal, devoted, out-going and funny (a true life-of-the-party) but above all he was a loving and nurturing Papa to his four grandchildren who were his greatest achievement.

Funeral Information

Visitation Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2-4:00 PM. Funeral service immediately following at 4:00 PM at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317

Donations Information

Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Donations Link:

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Visitation:  Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel

Service:  Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel

Thomas John Pitlanish

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Thank you so much for all you did for us. We had no idea there were so many details to take care of. Jason, you were perfect and so kind. Gramer will be highly recommended.