Clarisse LeDuc Pitto

Clarisse LeDuc Pitto, of Trail, died May 31, 2012, in Medford.

She was born Dec. 11, 1936 in Antioch, CA., to Mark F. and Alice LeDuc.

Clarisse married James Louis Pitto on June 21, 1958. She received a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

She was the head camp counselor for Palmer School Day Camp and a substitute teacher in Crescenta, Ca. and Danville, Ca., as well as a volunteer art teacher.

Her organization membership over the years would fill a page. Listed are her more current involvements. They include Daughters of the American Revolution, Upper Rogue Historical Society

Clarisse lived to volunteer. She was Volunteer iof the Year in Danvile, CA and nominated for Volunteer of the Year for Shady Cove in 2011. “Volunteerism is a dazzling galaxy of gems that streak across the sky and illuminate the world when it falters and cannot find its way,” Erma Bombeck.

In addition to volunteering, her hobbies including sketching, painting, crafts, gardening, wildflowers, birding and fishing.

She is survived by her husband, James Louis Pitto; son, Gerald Louis Pitto; daughter, Christine Marie Pitto; sisters, Marcia Sydor and Dr. F. Alice LeDuc.

Announcements will be sent for a June service, exact date yet to be determined. The service will be at St. Martins Church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove with a reception to follow at Gregor Park, Cole M. Rivers Drive, Trail. Father Randel Livingood will preside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Rogue Historical Society’s Trail Tavern Museum.

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