Rensselaer - Sharon Ann (Hodge) Pitcher passed away on March 29, 2020 while at home with her husband of 61
years, Charles Pitcher. Sharon’s sweetness and welcoming demeanor made her a popular lady and
earned her friends quickly.
Born Jan. 6, 1939 to her adoptive parents Bill and Helen Meyers Hodge, Sharon graduated from
Northside High School in Corning NY and was a member of the National Honor Society. Sharon married
Charles Pitcher on Feb. 7, 1959 and had two children, Tracy and Scott. Sharon was a devoted wife and
mother and held multiple administrative positions prior to retiring from banking in Sept 1996. Charlie
and Sharon enjoyed retirement in Carolina Shores, NC and later in Lakeland, Florida. Ultimately they
returned to New York and moved to Rensselaer in 2019 to spend Sharon’s final days closer to her
children. Alzheimer’s took a physical and emotional toll on Sharon but it never robbed her of her
Surviving Sharon and carrying her memory forward is her husband Charlie; her daughter Tracy Pitcher
and son Scott Pitcher (Kim); 4 grandchildren, Larson Pitcher (Elizabeth), Luke Pitcher (Taylor), Hawkins
Pitcher (Morgan Conley), MacKenzie Pitcher (Kyle Formeck); three great-grandchildren Rockne Pitcher,
Beckett Pitcher and KIrkland Pitcher. During her life Sharon enjoyed the loving support of the Daines
family including Tim, Graydon, Michael, Melissa and Jamie, as well as her niece, Karen Seager Haskins.
Sharon was pre-deceased by her parents William “Bill” Hodge, Helen and Thelma Castellana, and her inlaws Ralph and Edna Pitcher.
The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the Evergreen Nursing Home team and for
Community Hospice. A memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience. Should you wish,
donations can be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 310 Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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