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PITRE, John Mitchell III
PITRE, John Mitchell III Passed away Feb. 4, 2013, in Rosamond, Calif., at the age of 62. He was born June 21, 1950, in Pomona Calif. John is survived by his mother, Florence Skouras; brother, Derek Pitre; sisters, Kim Pitre and Karen Kutzka; nieces and nephew, Carly, Keri and Jack; daughter, Melanie Solus; and sons, Jason and Justin Payne. John was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Annette Pitre; and his father, John Mitchell Pitre Jr. John was a proud Veteran of the United States Army 3rd Platoon 4th CST Brigade, and a faithful follower at Wayside Chapel. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, and his co-workers at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, where John worked for more than 20 years. A motorcycle procession will depart at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from Halley Olsen Murphy Simple Tribute Chapel, 3150 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, Calif., to Wayside Chapel, 2584 Felsite Ave., Rosamond, Calif. Guests are encouraged to arrive at the church by noon in order to witness the processions arrival. A memorial service will take place at the church at 1 p.m., with a gathering and potluck following in the church gymnasium where all are encouraged to share their memories of John. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Ð Anonymous

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