Benjamin (Benny) L. Pitcher, 72, of Sherman, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 3, 2021.
Benny was born on Oct. 26, 1948 to Ernest and June Pitcher in Rockland. After graduating from Union High School in 1967, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Vietnam, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, and Letter of Appreciation as a Rifle Sharpshooter. After being honorably discharged in 1972, he worked locally as a truck driver, and eventually became self-employed in the sand/loam/logging business in Washington.
After retiring in 2005, Benny spent most of his spare time at his camp on St. Croix Lake in T-8 R-4, and later at his camp on Fourth Lake in T-7 R-11, where he enjoyed fur trapping, fishing and hunting. He was a lifetime member of the Maine Trapper’s Association (MTA) as well as a member of the Southern Aroostook Chapter of the MTA. His love for trapping was undaunted and his finished furs were perfection.
Benny is predeceased by his father, Ernest; and his mother, June (Cooley) Pitcher. He is survived by his wife and partner, Sharon, of 28 years; daughter, Sarah Pitcher, of Yarmouth; son, Travis Pitcher, of San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughter, Ella Hallett, of Yarmouth; brothers, Mark Pitcher, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Barry Pitcher, of Washington; sister, Penny Guerin, of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service and memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at the Levensaler Cemetery on Route 126 in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Maine Trappers Association c/o Linda Bridges, MTA Treasurer, P.O. Box 565, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, has care of the arrangements.