As much as Charles loved his Blue Ridge hometown Roanoke, his spirit of adventure beckoned him around the world. He went from “following the sunset” in his twenties to a career as a sales executive in media advertising. His warm smile and generous spirit endeared him to friends in Richmond, Nantucket, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, Singapore and Bangkok. He was a proud alumnus of Hampden-Sydney College.
The family will hold a private burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Roanoke. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. 23226, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021.
Memorials in honor of Charles may be made to the Hampden-Sydney College General Fund, with the designation “in memory of Charles Lewis Pitzer III.” Friends may donate online to hsc.edu, “support” or mail to 172 Via Sacra, Hampden-Sydney, Va. 23943.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Dec. 5, 2021.