James W. Pitman, 87, Woodstock, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Woodstock.
He was born in Rutland, Vt., to the late Ernest and Madeline (Johnson) Pitman.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Candace (Michael) Podhorn; two granddaughters, Catherine (Ted) Smith and Carolyn (Brad) Buecher; four great-grandchildren, Ian James, Amanda Smith, Payton Buecher and Carter Buecher; and a brother, Edward Pitman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene (Sieczkowski); and two brothers, Robert Pitman and Gerald Pitman.
The memorial service was private.
Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Illinois. For information, call 815-444-0740.