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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:10 PM

 

A great Democrat has left us.

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He was awarded the Bronze Star during his service in Vietnam on a mission that saved scores of civilian lives. He dedicated the rest of his life to government service in both DC and the State of Alabama, worked with Don Siegleman and defended him at trial, served for several years as Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, and served as Vice Chairman before he passed. He was a US Attorney under Clinton for almost eight years. In one form or another, he was involved in every Democratic presidential campaign since Bobby Kennedy's. His favorite politician was FDR, but he worshiped the ground upon which Jack and Bobby Kennedy walked. His knowledge of politics and history was encyclopedic, and he imparted as much of that to me as my feeble mental RAM could encompass.

His name was Charles Redding Pitt. He would have been 72 next month, and he was my father. He died on Sunday from a sudden illness. I loved him very much.





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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:12 PM

1. So sorry for your loss

 

Sounds like a great man. Condolences to you and family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:12 PM

2. Take care, Will. Peace be with you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:13 PM

3. My heart goes out to you. May he rest in peace.

He looks like he was a lovely man.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:13 PM

4. .

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:13 PM

5. So sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:14 PM

6. Condolences

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:14 PM

7. I am so sorry

losing your Dad is so very hard!! May his soul Rest in Peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:14 PM

8. My condolences Mr. Pitt

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:15 PM

9. so sorry

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:15 PM

10. May memories of happy times bring you strength & joy

He is never really gone as long as those who loved him remember

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:16 PM

11. You're in my thoughts and prayers, Will.

And may your Dad Rest In Peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:16 PM

12. My deepest condolences.

He sounds like he was an amazing man and influence.

Peace and strength to you and yours. May your dear Dad rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:16 PM

13. My Deepest Condolences

to you and your family. Peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

14. ((William)) I remember every post you have made over the years

where you or your mother made mention of him. Always caring and always respectful.

His memory will be cherished here.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

15. Deepest condolences to you and your family, Will

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

16. My most heart felt condolences

I am so sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

17. My sincere condolences.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

18. R.I.P., brother

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

19. My sympathies

It is hard to lose your dad (mine died in 1980, age 48). Be thankful for the time you had; do not regrets for lost opportunities rob you of remembered joy.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:18 PM

20. Sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:18 PM

21. Oh man. So sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:20 PM

22. Please accept my condolences.



-- Mal

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:21 PM

23. So sorry for your loss

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:22 PM

24. I am sorry for your loss.


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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:22 PM

25. Oh Will, I am so sorry.

Losing a parent is terribly hard.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:23 PM

26. Sorry for your loss

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:24 PM

27. I am sorry about your dad, my condolences to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:24 PM

28. A life well lived.

May the All-Merciful One shelter him with the cover of His wings forever, and bind his soul in the bond of life. The Lord is his heritage; may he rest in his resting-place in peace; and let us say: Amen.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:25 PM

29. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

My thoughts are with you. I hope you find comfort in your memories of your love and respect for one another.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:29 PM

30. I'm so very sorry for your loss. n/t

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:29 PM

31. My deepest sympathies on your loss.

He sounds like an amazing man. Hopefully you have many found memories to soften the blow of the loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:30 PM

32. ......

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:30 PM

33. I'm so sorry, Will.

Losing a parent is a devastating experience.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:32 PM

34. I'm so sorry for your loss, Will.

You are very fortunate to have had such a father. I hope you and your family find peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:34 PM

35. Sorry for the loss of your Dad.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

36. So sorry for your loss. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

37. Lost my father years ago

 

And it can still be tough...

Sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

38. Take comfort that he left behind a great legacy! nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

39. I'm so sorry.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

40. I am sorry for your loss.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:35 PM

41. I'm so sorry Will.

May he rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:36 PM

42. To be all that in Alabama takes fortitude and commitment. Very sorry, but you both are lucky to

 

have had each other.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:36 PM

43. Condolences to you and yours.



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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:37 PM

44. My thoughts are with you.

He was too young. His caring spirit will live on in you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:37 PM

45. Ah Will... I Am So Sorry...

 







Peace..

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:37 PM

46. So sorry for your loss, Will.

He seems like a good man!

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:38 PM

47. .

RIP

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:38 PM

48. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

He sounds like a remarkable person.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:40 PM

49. I am sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:44 PM

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:44 PM

51. Aw man...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad, another great Democrat, back in 1997 and it still hurts.

Your Dad was/is a hero. You must be very proud.

Strength and Courage, brother. And hugs and comfort. This is the sad time. You've joined my club, a club nobody wants to be in.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:44 PM

52. Losing a parent is tough at any age.

I lost my father at a very young age, sometimes it seems I barely knew him, yet I will never forget him. Hopefully the hurt will pass soon enough while leaving only your fond memories.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:44 PM

53. Sorry to hear about your father.

I think about my parents almost every day.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:44 PM

54. Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathies, Will.

A true Democrat and a remarkable man in what he did and believed. He also was a remarkable dad. He shows in you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:45 PM

55. My sympathies to you and Lola as well,

who will not have a grandfather around to fuss over her and spoil her and love her unconditionally as all good grandpas do.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:45 PM

56. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:46 PM

57. My condolences to you...

may his memory be eternal.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:46 PM

58. So sorry for your loss, Will.



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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:48 PM

59. My heart goes out to you, Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:48 PM

60. Deepest sympathy WilliamPitt

Losing a dad is hard

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:50 PM

61. Sounds like a great man. And a better father.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:50 PM

62. I'm so sorry for your loss.

May you be comforted by memories and strengthened by your friends and family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:52 PM

63. Condolences, Will on the loss of your Dad.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:52 PM

64. I am so sad about your broken heart.

Remember the good times, the pride, the love. And then move on and enjoy the rest of your family with new appreciation.
I know it hurts terribly. Thinking of you!

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:52 PM

65. Sorry for your sudden loss of your father, a great role model. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:54 PM

66. Condolences to you, Will.

 

Losing my dad wasn't "sudden," so as much as one can acclimate to such things, there was also time in advance.

I can only imagine the extra difficulty of such a sudden loss. Take care.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:54 PM

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:55 PM

68. I'm very sorry for your loss. It's abundantly clear how much he meant

to you, as well as how much he clearly influenced you.

K&R.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:55 PM

69. My sincerest condolences. We all know we'll lose our parents some day but we're never really ready.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:56 PM

70. I am very sorry to hear that -

safe passage to your dad. My own father is just a little younger and served in the Navy during the early years of Vietnam.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:57 PM

71. Condolences Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:58 PM

72. I am very sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:00 PM

73. Very sorry for your loss

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:00 PM

74. Please accept my deep respect for your father and my condolences for you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:01 PM

75. Farewell Charles Redding Pitt. Thank You.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:03 PM

76. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:04 PM

77. Very sorry for your loss.



Peace to you and your family.

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78. My condolescences. nt

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79. Sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:07 PM

80. I am so sorry for your loss, Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:07 PM

81. My deepest condolences

71 seems so damned young these days.

I canít imagine how I will feel when I lose my parents and theyíre both older than your dad. Iím so sincerely sorry for you and yours.

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82. I am so sorry, Will

Today is my fathers birthday and he passed away December 17, 2014. it is hard. 💖🌹

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:10 PM

83. Wow! My condolences to you.

Seventy-two sounds a little young. I'm sorry for this loss. And, I can now see where your intellectual heft and insight comes from.

You have some tremendous shoes to fill. But, you're up to the task.

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84. I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Best regards.

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85. Thank you for sharing your father's story

And thanks to your father for making this a better world. You have my condolences.

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86. Deepest condolences, Will.

Peace to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:12 PM

87. Seems like a great man. Sorry for your loss.

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88. Wow, those are some great accomplishments!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:13 PM

89. Your tribute here is lovely and a testament of the love you shared.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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90. So sorry for your loss!

He did a fantastic job raising an inspirational and intelligent son!

Stay strong.

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91. Deepest sympathy. Sounds as if he was a wonderful human being.

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92. A good man, Will. You've done him proud. Sorry for your loss.

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93. I'm sorry for your loss Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:16 PM

94. My condolences. The loss of a father is not easy.

I thank you and him for his contributions in our plane of existence. May he rest in peace.

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95. I'm very sorry for your loss, William. It's tough

going to lose a parent and my thoughts are with you.

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96. You only get one dad. Yours sounds like a great one.

Wishing you strength for the tough days ahead.

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97. Sincerest condolences to you and your's n/t

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:19 PM

98. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. eom.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:20 PM

99. My condolences. Your father was fortunate in at least two ways.

 

First, it sounds as if he had an "easy out" (my aunt's phrase when my mother, her sister, died of a sudden illness).

Second, he left behind a son who could properly eulogize him. Thanks for telling us all about this great Democrat.

R.I.P., Charles Redding Pitt.

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100. Will, so very sorry for the loss of your father.

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101. ...

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:22 PM

102. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:23 PM

103. Please read these beautiful words William R Pitt. Antonio Porchia: Voces (1943)

 


My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of half century.

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104. Hug

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:27 PM

105. He was a great man, Will. His memory will live forever

 

in the hearts of many. I'm grateful to you for carrying on his message.




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106. .

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107. Sorry for your loss Will

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:32 PM

108. Sounds like he had fulfilling life. Sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:33 PM

109. May you find some peace in this tragedy. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:36 PM

110. Hugs to you and your Mom, Will. Long distance hugs aren't enough...

but they do matter.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:37 PM

111. So sorry for your loss, but

grateful that you allow us to share.

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112. Your father was an amazing person Will.

One of the great Democrats amongst us regulars trying to survive down here deep in red hell. If we only had more like him.

From Wikipedia.....

Charles Redding Pitt (March 29, 1944 Ė February 7, 2016), known as Redding Pitt, was an American attorney and former chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.[1]

Pitt was born in Decatur, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. He was active in campaign for Robert F. Kennedy in the 1968 presidential election.

After graduating from college Pitt entered the officer corps of the United States Army, serving from 1969 to 1972 in Vietnam, where he attained the rank of captain and earned a Bronze Star. Later he served in the Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence in Washington, D.C.

Following his Army service, Pitt attended Boston College Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1977, after which he returned to his home state and began his public career. Pitt served as Alabama's Assistant Attorney General from 1981 to 1991, and Chief Deputy Attorney General from 1991 to 1994. He also served as a legal advisor to several Alabama state government officials. From 1994 to 1998 he served as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.[2]

Later in his life, Pitt practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama. He was one of the attorneys of record for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman during Siegelman's federal trial in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on charges of bribery, mail fraud, and obstruction of justice. He also continued to serve campaigns for Democratic candidates, including his Boston College classmate John Kerry in 2004. He served on the Democratic National Committee and was elected in 2003 to chair the Alabama Democratic Party.

Pitt was married to Jane LeCroy Brannan of Montgomery, Alabama. He had one son, William Rivers Pitt, by his previous wife, Jane H. Pitt. He was related to the 18th-century British Prime Minister William Pitt. He died on February 7, 2016 at the age of 71.[3]

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113. Read about this earlier, Will. My condolences to you and family.

 

Losing a parent is always hard. I'm so sorry...

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114. So, so sorry, Will.

Rest in peace, Charles Redding Pitt.

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115. So sorry to hear you have lost your wonderful father

Peace to you as it can come. Safe passing to your beloved dad.

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116. My condolences, Will

So sorry for your loss.

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117. RIP, and condolences. eom

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:43 PM

118. I'm sure all DU readers have you in their hearts. May your dad R.I.P.

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119. Very sorry, WilliamPitt.

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120. Condolences. n/t

 

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121. Condolences

and gratitude.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:47 PM

122. Very sorry for your loss, Will.

Sounds like your father was a great man. He raised an okay son, too.

May he rest in peace and may you have comfort in the memories.

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123. thoughts to your family

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:55 PM

124. My condolences Will

 

cherish the memories...

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125. It's even harder when they are so much a part of you

I like to remember the good and the bad experiences even if others say it might be wrong. The reason being, to me it keeps them closer in your memory and who really wants to be remembered as a saint? I am sure he was quite the person, my condolences

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:58 PM

126. Very sorry for your loss.. Lost my mother 2 days prior to your dad.

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127. I'm so sorry n/t

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:00 PM

128. I'm so sorry for your loss

 

He was a fine man and passed along much to his son.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:00 PM

129. My heart goes out to you.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:01 PM

130. Peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:03 PM

131. He also left some of himself in all of us.

 

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132. my condolences, will

so sorry for your loss. our mortality doesn't really hit us until we lose a parent.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:04 PM

133. Ooooo!

I am so so sorry about your loss Will.

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134. Accept my sincere condolences, Will.

 

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135. My sincerest condolences, Mr. Pitt. Your dad was a real mensch

 

K&R

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136. Damn.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:11 PM

137. So very sorry.

Your father was indeed a Great Democrat and wonderful person.

Sending my deep condolences.


- duppers

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138. I'm so sorry Will. nt

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140. So sorry for your loss.

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141. sorry for your loss Will.

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142. Holding you in the Light, Will. n/t

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143. I'm so sorry, Will

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144. I'm so sorry for your loss.

May he rest in peace. He raised a good son.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:22 PM

145. So sorry for your loss, William.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:24 PM

146. Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind.

For whom the bell tolls a poem
(No man is an island) by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

These famous words by John Donne were not originally written as a poem - the passage is taken from the 1624 Meditation 17, from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and is prose. The words of the original passage are as follows:

John Donne

While I never met your father, I am deeply saddened at his passing. We are all diminished this day. But let us vow to pick up the torch and carry on the fight, to win one more victory for humankind.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:26 PM

147. A man to be proud of.

What a wonderful way to celebrate him. Sorry for your loss, but grateful for his hardwork.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:28 PM

148. Very sorry to hear this news.

May he rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:34 PM

149. So sorry for your loss, and I think ours.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:39 PM

150. Please accept my condolences.

Why do so many good people die young? 72 is way too young to die. I am so sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:42 PM

151. Sad to hear it

Been there, gone through that, know exactly what it means, as no one can who has not yet had the "honor."

There is nothing I can say that will make you feel better. Find your own inner strength and draw on it.

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152. My heartfelt condolences to you, Will.

I like your dad's taste in politicians.

May you be comforted by your fond memories of him.



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153. So very sorry to hear this Will

You were lucky to have such a wonderful man for a father. The world is a better place for his time spent here.

RIP Mr. Pitt.

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154. Very sorry your deep, sudden loss, William.

 

Love is forever. Hold him close.

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155. +1!!!!



You must be so proud! I see that the apple did not fall to far from the tree. My father and best friend passed away in 2003. His memory is alive and well because I a constantly asking myself what my dad would do or think about what I am faced with or experiencing. I see him when I look in the mirror and strive to be as good a man as he was as he set the bar very high. I am sure that you too will experience this as the intense grief begins to fade. There will come a point when a reminder of him brings not tears of sadness, but a smile of joy. It will happen!

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156. I am so very sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences

 

I too lost my father quite suddenly 2 years ago.... it is so sad.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:57 PM

157. My deepest consolation, sir

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:58 PM

158. My sincere condolences.

I am so sorry about your beloved father.

Grieve all you want...keep the love...

My wonderful Mom passed just a year ago...I miss her so very much.

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159. My condolences. In his and your honor...

I gave my hearts to people on this thread who didn't have one yet. I don't want to be presumptuous, but it seems like something he might approve of. My dad, also a Vietnam veteran, is his age. I cannot imagine your loss.

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160. Oh Will, I am so sorry for your loss.

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161. Respect

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:59 PM

162. My condolences Will.

Although I've never had the pleasure of meeting you face to face, I lived in Boston at the time DU was founded, the great American coup of '00 when BushCo stole the Presidency, to disastrous effect. I marched against the invasion of Iraq and avidly followed your essays from day 1. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:01 PM

163. RIP

Hopefully no one treats you like they did Nance.

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164. Your family are in my thoughts, Will

 

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165. I am so sorry to hear this.

It is very tough to lose a parent.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:05 PM

166. Sincere condoleances. Blessed be his memory. eom

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:14 PM

167. Sorry to hear your news, Will. May he stay forever in your heart.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:16 PM

168. Sorry to hear of your loss, Will...

Our thoughts.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:18 PM

169. My heartfelt condolences...

 



...to you and your family. A man of great accomplishment and democratic values. He will be missed.



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170. His DNA is definitely in you.... and you must be proud of him and his capacity

to reason, and to love.

May he rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:35 PM

171. So sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:39 PM

172. Will, I'm sorry for your loss.

There are no words that might lighten the weight from having a loved one pass. Suffice it to say that you are in my thoughts and meditations.

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173. Sincere condolences, Will. Your tribute to

your father is so moving. He no doubt was a wonderful inspiration to you, and I know he will be sorely missed. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. I hope wonderful memories and the love of family and friends bring comfort and peace at this difficult time.

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174. I'm so sorry for your loss, Will.

All my best to you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:46 PM

175. May he rest in peace.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:48 PM

176. So very sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:48 PM

177. Condolences

I'm very sorry.

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178. Please accept my condolences. May your beloved father rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:52 PM

179. wishing peace for you and your family, Will....

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180. I'm very sorry for your loss...

I'm sorry to hear this, Will. That seems young to me.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:59 PM

181. many condolences to you and your family

RIP your father

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:08 PM

182. A great Democrat has left us

My sincerest condolences for your loss.Your father sounds like a wonderful man who loved his country, his family, his party. May your many loving memories sustain during this most difficult time.

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183. You've been deeply, deeply blessed

What an amazing life and man to celebrate. He was too young. I'm very sorry for your family's loss.

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184. I am very sorry for your loss.

It hits very close to home for me as my own father just turned 72 on Saturday. I hope the love and support of your family will carry you through the pain and sadness of the next few weeks, and that in the cruel run of time you will be left with more fond memories than sadness; and a bounty of life lessons to draw on in the times you'll miss your father later on.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:18 PM

185. I'm so sorry for your loss and for the loss of a truly good man!

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186. I'm so sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:21 PM

187. So sorry for your loss, Will.

My condolences to you and your/his loved ones.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:23 PM

188. So sorry...

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:38 PM

189. Sending all my sympathies to you, Will, with comfort & peace...

and the strength to make it thru this very sad time.

This is the Cat Stevens' song that consoled me when my own daddy passed; the advice he gave to me as a young woman, eager to go out and fight the good fight and make my own revolution, was the same. And he and I used to sing and play it to together, so Cat's original version always held special meaning for me, but this one that Ronan Keating did with Yusuf is especially moving, too.



Hugs to you and yours, hold on tight to little Lola...

We all must go away



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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:42 PM

190. Sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:46 PM

191. So sorry to hear this Will, it's a hard hit to take. I lost my Democratic Dad at that same age.

 

Which is just too young.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:50 PM

192. So sorry Will...


Deepest condolences on your loss. Love, light and peace to you and your family.

May your dad rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:55 PM

193. I'm so sorry for your loss. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:56 PM

194. So sorry for your loss.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:02 PM

195. My condolences to you, William.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:14 PM

196. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:22 PM

197. Condolences to you.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:27 PM

198. Sorry to hear this

 

Though you will likely never get over it I hope you find a way to get past your loss soon.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:32 PM

199. So sorry about your father.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:35 PM

200. So sorry Will...

Very sad.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:37 PM

201. So very sorry

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:38 PM

202. "But if there's a process, that will allow us to live our days"...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

-Mark,


"But if there's a process, that will allow us to live our days,
That will allow us that degree of equanimity towards the end,
Looking at that black implacable wall of death,
To allow us that degree of peace.. that degree of non-fear,

I want in!"



My Grandfather Lyrics - Harry Chapin



My grandfather was a painter.
He died at age 88.
He illustrated Robert Frost's first two books of poetry.

And he was looking at me and he said:

"Harry, there's two kinds of tired.
There's good tired, and there's bad tired"

He said:

"Ironically enough, bad tired can be a day that you've won.
But you won other peoples' battles,
You lived other peoples' days, other peoples' agendas, other peoples' dreams
And when it's all over, there was very little 'you' in there
And when you hit the hay at night,
Somehow you toss and turn, you don't settle easy"

He said:

"Good tired, ironically enough, can be a day that you lost.
But you only have to tell yourself, because you knew
You fought your battles, you chased your dreams, you lived your day
And when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy.
You sleep the sleep of the just, and you can say, Take me away"


He said:

"Harry, all my life I've wanted to be a painter and I've painted.
God, I would have liked to be more successful,
But I've painted and I've painted, and I am good tired!
And they can take me away"

Now, if there is a process in your and my lives,
In the insecurity that we have about a prior life or an afterlife,
God, I hope that there's a God,
If he does exist, he's got a rather wierd sense of humor, however!

But if there's a process, that will allow us to live our days,
That will allow us that degree of equanimity towards the end,
Looking at that black implacable wall of death,
To allow us that degree of peace.. that degree of non-fear,

I want in!

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:39 PM

203. Very sorry for your loss

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:44 PM

204. (((((((WilliamPitt)))))))

TYY

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:46 PM

205. Sorry for your loss, William. He sounds like a man I'd liked to have known. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:49 PM

206. I am so sorry for your loss and wishing you strength in the months ahead. nt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:56 PM

207. My condolences.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:59 PM

208. I'm sorry for your loss Will. n/t

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:05 PM

209. I am sorry for your loss. He sounds like a great man.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:06 PM

210. Peace be with you Will.

Lost my mother two days before Thanksgiving.

The past couple of months have been both earth shaking, and grounding - in holding a different eye for who we are related to who this parent was, and how who we will be moving forward will more intentionally incorporate aspects (that we may have slightly resisted) - of our parent that through this period of mourning and grief we see more clearly and recognize that as an emerging part of our-self.

Beautiful tribute. Again, peace be with you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:08 PM

211. I'm so sorry for your loss

My thoughts are with you and your family

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:08 PM

212. {{{WilliamPitt}}} I offer my sincere condolences. Your father did right.

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:13 PM

213. So sorry

 

Blessings ~

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:13 PM

214. Thanks for sharing such heartfelt sad news

I miss your more frequent, erudite posts.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:28 PM

215. Condolences

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:28 PM

216. I am so very sorry, Will

 

I know that pain all too well. Sending healing vibes and warm wishes your way.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:38 PM

217. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:55 PM

218. So very sorry for your loss.

I can relate to that song, seems so true.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:09 PM

219. very sorry Will

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:15 PM

220. So sorry, Will...



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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:17 PM

221. My condolences to you and your family for your loss.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:24 PM

222. I'm really sorry, Will.

But he can be proud of his son. You got me through some really tough times during the Bush mal-administration. And I will never, ever forget that.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:35 PM

223. Your father was a wonderful, accomplished man

by anyone's standards. However, I'm sure it's the personal things you'll miss the most. I am so sorry, but thanks for sharing
this with your DU family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:42 PM

224. I'm so sorry, Will.

Your Dad sounds like an amazing human being and you have so much to be proud of. I also lost my Dad and I know what a terrible hole that leaves. I'm sure that he was equally proud of you...

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:44 PM

225. so sorry for your loss WilliamPitt

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:47 PM

226. I'm sorry to hear this Will.

Keep the fire burning.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:50 PM

227. Sorry for your loss, Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:57 PM

228. My greatest condolences for you loss. He was still a young man. nm

 

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:00 PM

229. Oh Will, I'm truly sorry for your loss

and I'm glad to see you back.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:09 PM

230. Carry him in your heart forever as I know you will

The pain that you feel, it's a tribute to him, a sign that you were very, very lucky. It is gratitude turned I side out. It is your loved one making a home for himself in your heart bigger than was there before -- that's why it aches.

I am sorry for your loss. But glad that you had a great man in your life for these years. I'm sure he is proud of you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:11 PM

231. Condolences. My dad died suddenly. Take care

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:11 PM

232. Just now saw this.

(Wrapped up with the campaign.) Deepest condolences, WP.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:12 PM

233. My condolences and it says a lot about you. n/t

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:24 PM

234. My deepest condolences to the family

May he rest in perfect peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:24 PM

235. So sorry

You will carry on for him.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:25 PM

236. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

 


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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:26 PM

237. Oh Will, my heart breaks for you.


Having lost my father when he was only 63 quite suddenly; I know the emotional roller coaster you
find yourself on. Be strong knowing he was a fine man who lived a full life and enriched many with his convictions. I feel I can say, having read your posts for many years - that in your case the Apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. Big Hug to you.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:30 PM

238. Condolences On Your Loss And The Loss To All For A Fine Man

eom

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:34 PM

239. I am truly sorry. I lost my mom last year and my dad 18 years ago

time makes it easier to bear but the loss is always profound

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:36 PM

240. Sorry for your loss.

And the loss to us all, such a good man.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:39 PM

241. I'm so very sorry.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:40 PM

242. What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. My heart aches for

you and your family.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:41 PM

243. Sorry for your loss,Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:42 PM

244. Peace and comfort to you and your family

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:56 PM

245. Very, very sorry.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:00 PM

246. I'm so sorry to hear this, Will.


(((Will)))

We all walk in the footsteps of such men.

Stay well and I hope you find peace as soon as you feel able.

S x

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:18 PM

247. sorry for your loss

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:27 PM

248. So sorry Will.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:34 PM

249. I am very sorry for your loss and for the country's loss of a great man

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:42 PM

250. So sorry Will....

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:44 PM

251. I'm sorry for your loss Will

I lost my Dad and Mom 3 years ago one of the hardest things I have ever been through

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:44 PM

252. Oh, Will, I am so incredibly sorry. Much too soon, too.

Peace to you and all who loved him.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:45 PM

253. Deepest condolences, Will.

Hang in there, brother.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:46 PM

254. Oh, Will, I am so sorry for your loss,

Your family's loss, and our loss as well.
Peace to you all in your time of grief.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:53 PM

255. I am so sorry.

May he rest in peace.

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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:58 PM

256. Most people will say that the man has 'left us',...

...and most among us would agree.
I'm inclined to think that the man walks with us now. He just changed his name...




...to William.

He is, and you are, and shining star on this forum, William Rivers Pitt.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:17 AM

272. Well said and so true! nt

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:02 AM

257. Condolences to you and your family. (n/t)

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:04 AM

258. Charles...



An amazing man. We are all grieving with you, Will

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:07 AM

259. A Loss for us all

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:10 AM

260. With deepest condolences, Will, to you and

your family. Your father was a wonderful man and a great Democrat that we, unfortunately, have too few of these days. Peace to you and yours.


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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:22 AM

261. Sorry to hear. He left a great legacy. nt

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:26 AM

262. So sorry for your loss, Will. (((hugs)))

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:40 AM

263. I'm sorry, Will. It is so hard to lose a beloved parent ...

I lost my dad in 2010, and though we weren't close through much of my childhood, we became closer as I got older even though we lived on opposite sides of the country. Lots of good phone calls. But I still miss him keenly, and some days I just wish so much I could talk to my dad (my mom, too ... that's a loss of a different kind).

It's hard, and you have my deepest condolences.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:57 AM

264. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Peace to you and your family.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:01 AM

265. RIP

 

I'm so sorry for you and your family and loved ones.

Losing a good man hurts us all. RIP.

(72 is too young. That's when I lost my father too.)

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:04 AM

266. that one hurts.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:05 AM

267. Oh gosh, I am so sorry.

And it's difficult that it happened quickly.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:07 AM

268. My deepest sympathies Will

I wish you came back to DU for a more joyful reason though.

G-D bless your Dad.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:08 AM

269. I am truly sorry for your loss.

It sounds like he was a great man who left you many gifts.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:15 AM

270. ...



you know I am so sorry William.....

go forth and make him proud


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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:16 AM

271. Sorry for your loss, Will

It is not just a loss to you, but also the Democratic Party, the country and even the world.
You are proof that his legacy lives on!

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:32 AM

273. Will I am so sorry for the loss of your father

 

He was obviously an incredible man and great Democrat. You seem to be carrying on that tradition in your own way. Wishing you and your family strength and peace at this sad time.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:36 AM

274. .

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:38 AM

275. Sorry about your Dad





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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:40 AM

276. Sorry for your loss

 

He lived well and did good things.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:49 AM

277. I truly weep for your loss...

As a son who has buried their father, I can appreciate the pain you are feeling. As someone who knew the impact your father had, I can only say this is a huge blow to, not only the Democratic Party, but to the ideals of service above self. We all have lost a shining light, and that is a huge void, but you lost your father, and there's nothing anyone can say to help fill the void that you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you. For what it's worth, my father told me before he passed, "Don't weep for me, I might not be beside you in presence, but I'll be in the next room over". I guess that was his Irish Catholic view on mortality, but I think about it every day, just like I think about him every day. If it's any consolation whatsoever, happy to share a shoulder to cry on...

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:54 AM

278. I'm sorry for your loss.

 

May you quickly move to the point when remembering your dad brings a smile to your face at the first thought.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:19 AM

279. My Condolences. n/t

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:31 AM

280. I'm so sorry for your loss.

My condolences to you and your family.

May your dad rest in peace.




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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:40 AM

281. The hardest day in any man's life is the loss of his dear father. My sincere condolences.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:42 AM

282. Please accept my condolencses to you and your family.


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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:45 AM

283. So sorry, Will.

May he rest in peace.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 04:04 AM

284. touched by this honoring of your father, will

almost 72 - same age as my dad when he passed from a sudden illness. it hurts for always. may time ease the pain and loss. ~ hopemountain

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 04:45 AM

285. Sympathy for your loss - great admiration for his work

I'm very sorry for your loss, Will - and look what wonderful work your father left on this earth. An admirable legacy, if that might help soothe the pain. My condolences, and appreciation --

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 05:20 AM

286. Sorry for your loss Will ...

I have to admit while I've been an admirer of your writings for ... seems like going on a decade ... I somehow had no idea of your 'pedigree', for lack of a better word.

Anyways, my heart goes out to you and your family. Godspeed to your dad, and may peace be with you all.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 05:28 AM

287. My heart understands your sorrow and weeps for you...

Take comfort in knowing that although you don't know when you're going home, you will get together then and will be together unfettered by time.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 06:31 AM

288. Sorry for your loss

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 06:38 AM

289. He gave you his love and he gave you his legacy of principles .................................

to carry on.

Thank you for letting me say I am sorry for your loss




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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:08 AM

290. I am very sorry for your loss, Will.

I've been there, too, man. Hang in there.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:49 AM

291. So much love and comfort to you, Will...

This will carry your family through this time, and I hope, our love, too.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:33 AM

292. As tough of a loss as this is for us,

my condolences go out to you personally.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:45 AM

293. Well, Will, you now inherit the mantle for good.

I'm sure your dad has his hand on your shoulder right now.

Rest in Power, Redding Pitt.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 10:08 AM

295. Laz and I are so sorry, Will

It's a huge hole in your heart when you lose a good parent. Take care of yourself, you have our sympathies.

Haele

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 10:33 AM

296. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 10:37 AM

297. I am truly sorry for your loss, Will. May he rest in peace.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 11:59 AM

298. Condolence ...

You inherited his intelligence and spirit... now I know....

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:06 PM

299. I am very sorry for your loss WilliamPitt.

 

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:11 PM

300. ...

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:57 PM

301. You are so fortunate to have had such an awesome father. Sad to hear of his passing.

 

Your sense of loss must be immense Will. I'm so sorry. You have my best wishes for navigating all that
grief with a heart-felt grace that would make your father proud.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:18 PM

302. I'm so sorry to hear this

You and your family are in my prayers.

My own Dad was also a great Democrat.
He worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and in the late 40s & early 50s he helped organize the first union there..Local 1245, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

I still miss him.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:45 PM

303. I'm sorry for your loss.

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