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Herta B. Pittman

August 30, 2022


Herta B. Pittman peacefully entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, with her husband of 62 years, James E. Pittman by her side.

She was born Herta Barbara From in Mannheim, Germany on March 23, 1937. Herta's life was shaped by the bombing raids of allied planes during WWII. She was evacuated to The Buchklingen School in Birkenau Germany under the loving care of the Nuns of The St. Vincent Order from 1942 to 1948. She always spoke lovingly of her care there, recalling the Nuns names and their jobs, along with her teacher from the town. Also memorable to her was the support of near by farmers for food and occasional gleaning of the fields. She always concluded her recall of those years by saying "but we were always hungry". In later years she took holidays with family in Karlburg Germany of the Wurtzburg area where the bounty of farming was ever present.

She was the loving mother of three children: Peter Engel (born Knuettel), estranged from family in recent years, Lisa P. Love and Monica M.P. Matthews (Rodney), seven grandchildren, two great-granddaughters. Also surviving are her friend and caregiver Lisa Hughes, a host of many other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her name to SOME (So Others Might Eat), 71 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.



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September 23, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
2301 Colston Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Mass of Christian Burial
September 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
2301 Colston Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Interment following Mass of Christian Burial
September 23, 2022

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
4001 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746


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