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Katya Pitts


September 05, 1957 - December 29, 2021

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Mark Phillip Pitts (64), beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 29th. He is survived by his four children Adrienne (39), Rebecca (38), Elisabeth (19), and Phillipe (17), three grandchildren Ian (15), Cole (13), and Eva (4), and two sisters Louann and Maria.    Mark was born on September 5, 1957 to Patricia Ann Palma in New Haven, CT and was the oldest of five children. He was raised in Clinton, CT...  see more
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  • Charles Nafie
    Mark and I joined MSP so many years ago, I have now forgotten when? The picture attached was from 2000 with the entire group. Mark is at the far left.
    For years we skied together soon after Howard Cross joined us and we would ski together telling...  more
  • Kim Magloire
    Charlie and I met Mark and Katya when our husbands volunteered for the Mount Snow’s ski patrol. We would often ski, sit by the fire after lunch, and have amazing dinners. At our homes. Katya cooked Russian food and I cooked Haitian food. My fondest...  more
  • Sirri Spiesel
  • Terri Pitts Drellack
    When I first met Mark, we were OCS candidates at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was the student company commander and he had called out over the intercom “is there a previous teacher that could come to the office?” I was a previous high school teacher so I...  more
  • Julian Chu
    Amy and I met Mark and Katya when we all took swing dancing lessons together -- how fitting that we would meet while learning how to have fun in new ways -- it seems like he was always doing that!

    It was through Mark that I got involved in the...  more
  • Irina Marquez
  • Irina Marquez
    Mark had effervescent energy and a zest for life. Julio and I were privileged to share with Mark and Katya many late dinners and early breakfasts, skied down and climbed up every mountain in Vermont, exchanged silly jokes and deep conversations. We will...  more
  • Julio Marquez
    Mark was the ultimate outdoors guide, best skiier we knew, fantastic at leading expeditions into the wild and also great at starting a car in the winter or driving it uphill on icy roads! The times Irina and I spent all over New England with Mark and...  more
  • Andy Annino
    Mark was very special man to the Annino family.I will never forget the army rations he gave me as a little boy to try. I will also remember the walks through the state forest and all the dinner and great times he shared with our family.Our deepest...  more
  • Becca  Lindstedt
    Here’s a photo with dad from November 2019. He seemed very happy at Golden Pond where he could take his daily walk around a beautiful pond with plenty of trees. When we visited, the leaves were changing and my daughter, Eva (2 at the time) would run...  more
  • Nathaniel Dolny
    On my 11th birthday, Mark went to the trouble of getting me a genuine U.S. Army Survival Manual. As an 11 year old boy nothing could have thrilled me more. It remains one of the most special gifts I've received. I'm looking at it right now, and the...  more
  • Louisa Widdows
  • Allan Renwick
    Although I did know Mark well, I have some fond memories of him. I remember his very warm smile and his funny sense of humor. One of the first times I met him was on a trip to Cape Cod, with one of the activities being bike riding on Martha’s...  more
  • Adrienne Renwick
    Here are some more photos of Dad with that great big smile he was so famous for. Many of these are from our time in Panama. Other locations include Fort Rucker, Fort Benning, Cape Code, Boston, and New Haven. I love you, Dad.
  • Olga Khamis
    I'm Katya Pitts' cousin. I have photos that were taken on Katya's birthday in 2000 in Russia.
    Mark will remain in our memory a very kind, bright and with a wonderful sense of humor person.
  • Allan Lawson
    We have warm memories of our two families gathering together, be it brunch at the Arlington Diner, Thanksgiving Dinner, at the house in Falmouth, or in Arlington. Mark was a light in any gathering with his stories and laughter.
  • Becca  Lindstedt
    My mom, Terri, found some great photos of dad to share. They were married for 17 years and although she’s happily remarried since 2000, she always says “your father was a big part of my life and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for him” ❤️
  • Katya Pitts
    More favorite photos of Mark... He was always game to dress up for Halloween or bake or explore the wild or tell a good story!
  • Louisand Annino
  • John DiNapoli
    Mark and I met while training at the US Army Flight School in 1984 and became good friends over those 9 months. We spent time training for a half marathon and we often spent time with his young family. A year later, Mark returned to Ft. Rucker to...  more
  • Amy Dahlberg Chu
    Time spent with Mark was always fun and heartwarming. Mark was kind, silly, thoughtful, and perceptive. He also liked to feed people, which I'm sure was in his Italian blood. I'll never forget that Mark taught me how to cook good pasta - He told me it...  more
  • Melita Marks
    A few more photos from our wedding in 2001 in Harpswell, Maine. Mark and Katya gave speeches about breaking bread as a new beginning. Mark decided he wanted to wear a tuxedo (his own doing)!
  • Stephen Hale
  • Melita Marks
  • Stephen Hale
    Mark and I knew each other for almost 40 years, and were lucky to be able to serve in 3 separate locations together while in the Army. I miss him already.

    I first met Mark in 1984, at the US Army flight school in Ft. Rucker Alabama. I was a very young...  more
  • Dorrit Marks
    My memory of Mark is a happy one: he always had new ideas. Mark was easy to talk to and was fun. I will miss him!
  • Dorrit Marks
  • Amy C
    Our hearts go out to all of you. My favorite memory of Mark is the gift he gave our son Nathaniel for his 11th birthday (about ten years ago). He knew Nathaniel was into adventure and spy stories, and went to a great deal of trouble to obtain for him a...  more
  • Dave Shacter
    Top of the morning to you, pal. Good thing you always had the coffee ready!
  • Danielle Lemack
    I had so many wonderful conversations with Mark at Elisabeth’s and Phillipe’s school. My most vivid memories are the outdoor adventures Mark loved to take with Elisabeth and Phillipe (and their friends) - skiing in NH, kayaking in Arlington, and...  more
  • Danielle Lemack
  • Jason Suchman
    My family and I were friends and neighbors for several years. My first memory of Mark was him opening up the front door to what would later be our home. He was a kind and calming soul, smart and with a good sense of humor. He will be sorely missed. ...  more
  • Denise Gilpin
  • Richard  Augeri
    Richard Augeri -Mark and I were very close friends throughout high school, during college, during our Army careers, and for a long period thereafter. We got into tons of mischief together in high school, we lifeguarded and dreamed together in college,...  more
  • Becca  Lindstedt
    I’ll always love you, dad. One of my favorite memories of you is waking up at the crack of dawn - you in your handsome flight suit and me in my purple bathrobe - to have “coffee” (OJ for me) together before you left for work. Just the two of us....  more
  • Katya Pitts
  • Jay Anas
    Mark was a great neighbor and friend who I will miss terribly. Smart, kind, and he always had great advice when asked. I love seeing the photos of him as a boy and in the service. Love you pal.
  • Anya Civitella
  • Anya Civitella
    hi, I am not going to be able to get home for over a week to dig out some pictures of Mark, but I wanted to share a wonderful memory of hiking (snowshoeing) with him in Breckenridge, CO while the rest of the family was skiing. It was a bluebird day and...  more
  • Amy Dahlberg Chu
  • Melita Marks
    We have a lot of wonderful memories of Mark. Mark and Katya lived with us after Katya and I graduated from grad school which cemented our lifelong friendship. Mark implored me to help Katya get a job in the Boston area, which he wanted to explore post...  more
  • Adrienne Renwick
    Here are some of my favorite pictures of Dad. Fort Rucker, Fort Benning, Russia, Alaska, Connecticut, and Lake Tahoe.
  • Adrienne Renwick
  • Katya Pitts
    Falmouth, MA
    Mark is with Elisabeth and Philippe