Richard Lee Pitkin, a beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully at Fairfield Village in Layton, Utah on October 18, 2023. He was born on June 18, 1933 in Logan, Utah. He led a remarkable life filled with dedication and service.
Richard dedicated an impressive 30 years of his career working at Hill Air Force Base before retiring. His commitment and work ethic were admired by all who knew him. Additionally, Richard proudly served in the Army as a 2nd Lt.
On June 6, 1955, Richard married the love of his life, Gayle Lucherini, at the Logan Temple. They were inseparable and built a beautiful life together for over six decades. Their love story began in childhood when they both grew up around the corner from each other. Their marriage was a testament to their deep connection and enduring commitment.
Richard had many interests and hobbies that brought joy to his life. He loved fishing, sports, travel, temple work, and coin collecting. As a young man, he played baseball in the Army as a pitcher for two years.
As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, He dedicated countless hours to various positions within the church. He served in the Bishopric and held roles such as Stake and Ward Finance Clerk. Additionally, Richard worked diligently as a Temple Worker and Sealer. His service extended beyond local borders as he and Gayle embarked on two temple missions to New Zealand and Toronto.
Richard was an incredibly proud father and grandfather. His children Scott (Shauna) Pitkin, Jeanette (Brett) Weaver, and Shari Leetham were a source of immense joy for him. He is survived by his loving wife Gayle, his three children, and his brothers Jay (Julia) Pitkin and Darryl Pitkin. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, all of whom he cherished dearly.
He was preceded in death by parents, brothers Lyle and Leonard Pitkin and son-in-law Carl Leetham.
Funeral services will be held Monday October 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerfield Ward, 60 W. Gordon Avenue, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Sunday October 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton