Michael Vincent PITTIER, M.D Born December 20th 1944, Kansas City Missouri, Michael passed at age 67 Jan 6th 2012 at home with his wife. Michael is survived by Lynn (Maloney) Pittier his wife of 42 years, daughter Ann (Joel Cuthbert) Pittier & Michael's cherished grandchildren, 5 year old Claire Pittier Cuthbert & 2½ yr. old Angus Pittier Cuthbert. He is also survived by his 93 year old parents, Martha (Clark) & Vin cent Pittier & sisters Annette (Larry) Kinsman, Yevette (Ray) Ramos, & Janelle (Leon) Oltman. He earned B.A. at Occidental College, California 1962; Magnum Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; M.D. at University of California San Francisco Medical School 1970; and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Summers, Michael worked at Disneyland, as the "Jungle Cruise" tour guide, camped with Lynn, and participated in research of Ulcerative Colitis at UCSF. Residency was completed at University of Washington Medical Center Seattle.
Michael was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He enjoyed a very large patient population in Burien for 30 years.
Michael was especially proud of his daughter Ann who also attended Occidental College, Medical School and is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Therapeutic appointments at UW Radiation Oncology Unit were very special as Ann was a member of the team governing his treatments.
He always had remodel and landscaping projects in progress. Their home was "the 40-year remodel". Dog at his side, historical biography on his walkman, he would conquer weeds, construct fences and enjoy a perfect weekend's work. He enthusiastically camped, kayaked & skied. He and Lynn traveled extensively and spent large numbers of vacation hours
scouring museums and historical sites.
He was a member of the Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, & a Son of the American Revolution. Dr. Pittier served Highline Community Hospital for 30 years. Past president of the Medical Staff, Medical Member of Hospital Board for 6 years and an active volunteer on many hospital Committees. And was a board member, King County Medical Society. Dr. Pittier's memorial will be held Tuesday, January 17th at 12:30 p.m. Highline Community Hospital, Sylvester Road Burien (Summer Auditorium). Sign Michael's on-line Guest Book atwww.Legacy.com
Published in The Seattle Times on January 15, 2012