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Rochell Clark “RC” Pittenger

Rochell Clark “RC” Pittenger, age 84 of Shelby, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

He was born September 22, 1932 in Richland County the son of the late Clarence and Fern (Clark) Pittenger. RC was a 1950 graduate of Shelby High School and was an Army veteran stationed stateside during the Korean War. RC had his own construction business and was a handyman that could fix anything. He had a very outgoing personality and never met a stranger and would give anyone in need the shirt off his back. He was a devout Christian and was a member of the Shelby Church of The Nazarene.

RC is survived by his children: Todd  (Lois) Pittenger of Florida; Neal (Laura) Pittenger of Oklahoma; Cami (Jeff) Bowman of Columbus; Joy Gwin of Shelby; 6 grandchildren: Brandon Ewing (Ashley Gullett), Brennan (Stacy) Bowman, Eric Bowman, Bradley Bowman, Evan Bowman and Mark Pittenger; 1 great granddaughter: Cambria; a niece Candy Johnson.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, his wife: Mary Lou (Fought) Pittenger, 2 sisters: Twyla Pittenger and Echo Koster, a son-in-law: Tim Gwin and brother-in-law: Gerald Koster.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home conducted by his great niece Tiffany Johnson and Pastor Lanny R. Imboden assistant pastor at Taylortown Community Church. Burial will follow in Ganges Cemetery in Ganges with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Senior Center. To share a memory or to send a message of sympathy to the Pittenger family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. john warrick says:

    our condolances to rochelle pittinger family and would love to have information on his sister and bro-in-law gerald and echo koster!! GOD BLESS THE FAMILY JOHN AND SHARON WARRICK 6409A LAKEWOOD DR 0CALA,FLORIDA 34472

  2. Margie Hoover says:

    so very sorry to learn of Rochelle’s death. didn’t know him as well as his sisters Twyla and Echo. sympathy and hugs to all the family.

  3. Mike wymer says:

    R C was the greatest person I knew the strongest Christian person I had the privilege knowing him growing in my church. I am sorry for the lost. Of him my prayers go out to the whole family. Mike wymer.

  4. Wanda Hudnall says:

    Dear Family of R.C. So sorry for your loss. He visited our church of the Crestline Nazarene from time to time. Enjoyed hearing his harmony as the Hyms were sung. We always liked to see him at church. He was a nice man. God bless and keep you.

  5. Cari Patton says:

    My heart goes out to the family of a GREAT man. Mr. P. was a friend to all, and always had a kind word to say! The way to Mr. P’s heart was through a pan of brownies, he was eager to tame his sweet tooth for a bit. There is nothing but wonderful memories of such a great man. He will be greatly missed. Heaven is lucky to have him.

  6. Nora Ernsberger says:

    My sympathy to the Pittenger family . I work at Primrose and had the privilege to now “RC ” . He would be sitting at the table when I came into work . I would sometimes visit with him and chat for awhile and he would show me his latest artwork. I have a picture he drew for me hanging on my refrigerator . I will miss seeing him every morning. God bless .

  7. BrenDa Davis (Powell) says:

    Fond memories of your dad, and your mom. He was one of a kind, like my dad Curtice Powell. I think that’s one reason why they were such good friends. RC loved being with friends, telling jokes. Lots of friends to miss him here, but so many more were waiting to welcome him home.

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