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Obituary for Ellen Jane Pitt-Nairn

Ellen Jane Pitt-Nairn, 61, of Grantsville, MD, died Friday, December 3, 2021, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland, MD.

Born March 3, 1960, in Berkeley, CA, she was the daughter of Jean Pitt Riel and the late William Bruce Pitt.

Ellen was the Regional Case Manager for Washington County ARC. She received her Master’s Degree in Horticulture Therapy from VA Tech and her Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. She was a member and former council member of Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center, College Park, MD.

Along with her mother, she is also survived by her husband, Rev. Roland Edward “Randy” Nairn, III; one son, Bruce Edward “Ben” Nairn; step-father, Gordon Riel; two brothers, Karl J. Pitt and Eric J. Pitt.

At her request she will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, ELCA, Cove, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Suwak and Bishop Matthew Riegel officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.

A second memorial service will be held in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Keyser, WV, on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.

A third memorial service will be held in the Hope Lutheran Church, College Park, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 3:00 p.m..

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

The family requests no flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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