Pitcher, Donald Lee “Don” 84, of Tampa passed away October 7, 2022. Don was born in Traverse City Michigan on December 11,1937. He is preceded in death by his wife, June Pitcher, his parents, Budd Pitcher, and Esther Smith as well as his grandson, Noah Brock.
Don is survived by his children; Victoria Herrera, Julianne Pitcher, Scott Pitcher (Heather), Robyn Delarosa and Christopher Pitcher (Kristal).
Grandchildren; Deanna Willingham (Joe), TANYA Peña (Luis), Erica Herrera, Richard Herrera (Erica) Patrick Howard II, Eric Howard (Camilla), Chace Howard, Eric Pitcher, Nigel Pitcher, Tyler Pitcher, Sophia Pitcher, Chantel Delarosa-Rodriguez (Marcelino), Giovanni Delarosa, Marcus Delarosa and Gage Pitcher. Great grandchildren; Joshua Willingham, Jaden, Peña, Wyatt Bashline, Patrick Howard III, Leah Howard, Eric Howard II, Kingston Pitcher, Marcelino Rodriguez, Giada Rodriguez, Alexander Delarosa, Aurelius Delarosa (expected 11/2022) and Stella Herrera (expected 2/2023).
Don served in the Coast Guard and soon after married his wife June in 1961 then moved to Florida. He worked for NCR and took an early retirement. He then continued to work as a security officer at the The Reserve at Tampa Palms. Don loved the Rays, the Bucs and the Lightning, but most of all he loved his friends and family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be missed dearly.
A celebration of life will be held November 12, 2022 at 5 PM at the home of his son, Scott, at 1710 W. Eldred Dr.Tampa, FL 33603.