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Title: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Steve O on February 12, 2018, 04:00:00 PM
I received the following email from my local archery club this morning. Ron was a long distance member for quite a while now but our clubhouse is littered with photos of him smiling behind BIG animals. He was a great hunter and bowyer and a good guy all around. I will miss visiting with him and talking about old times at the various functions where we would bump into each other. Prayers for the family.


Life member Ron Pittsley has passed away unexpectedly. Ron returned home to his heavenly father Sunday evening while in the hospital with family by his side. Ron was hospitalized after suffering an aneurysm and cardiac arrest in the days prior.The Pittsley family requested I wait until today to inform our membership, giving the family time and space to privately mourn. As last we were told services will be held for family only.

If you did not know Ron you may recognize his name as the bowyer behind the Hunter's Niche line of traditional bows called Predator. Ron had a huge love for both archery and our club. I will always remember his smiles and joking nature.

Ron's full obituary will be included in this months edition of The Bowmen.

SPECIAL REQUEST:

Recently the Pittsley's had a garage fire. Destroyed in the fire was many family photos of him and his sons at the club, on hunts and other adventures. They have requested you check through any old photo albums you may have from years past and lend them to me. I will make copies and pass them along. I then will return your originals.

Please email digital photos to me at: info@landolakesbowmen.com

or you can mail them:
Bill Hoffman
6381 Acorn Way Linden MI 48451
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: cacciatore on February 12, 2018, 04:44:00 PM
Sorry to hear of the passing of such a fine gentleman, hunter bowyer. Prayers sent.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: ron w on February 12, 2018, 04:58:00 PM
:pray:  for the family.......so sad.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: shick on February 12, 2018, 05:47:00 PM
Ron was truly a talented and knowledgeable bowyer.  Condolences to his family and his partner Mike's family as well.
Shick
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Steve Jr on February 12, 2018, 05:52:00 PM
That's very sad news. Prayers sent for the family.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: hitman on February 12, 2018, 05:53:00 PM
A great loss for friends and family.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Bisch on February 12, 2018, 06:16:00 PM
Prayers up!

Bisch
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: ronp on February 12, 2018, 06:20:00 PM
Very sad news...  :pray:
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on February 12, 2018, 06:58:00 PM
Prayers sent for family and loved ones
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: FerretWYO on February 12, 2018, 07:22:00 PM
Ron was a good one. A talent bowyer world. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: stagetek on February 12, 2018, 08:35:00 PM
A very talented man, and a pleasure to do business with. My prayers and condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Bonebuster on February 12, 2018, 08:57:00 PM
Ron Pittsley was a great man in many ways.

Those close to him are experiencing a great loss.
He was one of those who did the right thing even when nobody was watching...even when nobody would notice.

I pray for peace and strength for those who will always feel his absence.

The bigger the man, the bigger the loss...and this is a big loss.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Stixbowdrew on February 12, 2018, 09:23:00 PM
Such horrible news. Ron was such a great man, I will forever treasure our conversations. The traditional community has lost another great ambassador. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Tedd on February 12, 2018, 09:52:00 PM
Sorry to hear that.
Tedd
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Bow man on February 13, 2018, 05:49:00 AM
He had become such a great friend. This is a tragic loss of a man that was way to young. Prayers to all of the family
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Jayrod on February 13, 2018, 07:01:00 AM
Prayers up!! Ron indeed was a great guy and bowyer his bows were my first ever in taking up traditional archery and my first ever harvest! Godbless the pittsley family and RIP Ron
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Bob Stager on February 13, 2018, 08:40:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers for his family
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Tim Finley on February 13, 2018, 09:45:00 AM
Very sad , I had a booth next to him for a couple of years at Denton Hills. We had a lot of conversation during the slow times, he hunted ND so we had something in common. He was fun to visit with I'm very sorry he is gone .
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: kestimator on February 13, 2018, 04:03:00 PM
Sad news.....
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Rando on February 13, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
Thoughts & prayers to the Pittsley family...
Randy
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: Bowwild on February 14, 2018, 09:16:00 PM
Oh my, I hate to hear this. What a wonderful fellow he was.  I bought my son a Predator when he graduated college.
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: vintage-bears on February 15, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
RIP Ron
Title: Re: Ron Pittsley (Predator Bows) has passed away
Post by: BRITTMAN on February 16, 2018, 02:22:00 PM
Prayers for the Family