Wilma G. Pitzer
Wilma Genevieve Pitzer, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility. Born in Gerrardstown, WV, April 17, 1926, she was the daughter of Howard and Daisy McCormick Pitzer. She lived her entire life on the family property with her parents and aunts who operated McCormick’s Store, which was established by her grandfather, Richard McCormick.
Since January 2018, she had remained in her home under the excellent care of Home Helpers Home Care of Martinsburg.
Employed as a bank teller at Merchants and Farmers Bank in Martinsburg, she retired from the branch in Inwood after a long career. She was a trusted and meticulous treasurer who served in that capacity for the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church and for the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery for many years, and for the organizations in which she was a member. In addition to serving as treasurer, she was the first woman elected as a Ruling Elder at the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church.
She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and was active in its alumni group. She served in several leadership positions with the United Commercial Travelers Auxiliary and then the United Commercial Travelers after women were permitted to serve.
She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School Class of 1944 and was an active member of the Martinsburg High School Alumni Association. She assisted with the organization of the Class of 1944, serving as class contact for over 70 years. She attended Shepherd College (University).
She is survived by several cousins including Donald McCormick, Winchester, VA, and Thomas Spiker (Betty), Falling Waters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunts, Pauline, and Nannie Leona McCormick. She was the last of her immediate family.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. April 28, 2021, at the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church 372 Dominion Rd. Gerrardstown, WV 25420, or the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery in care of John Oester, 300 Libby Ann Dr., Bunker Hill, WV 25413.
Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.