Ellen Mary Stirnweiss Pittman, 65, of Rumson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on July 19, 2022.
Ellen was born in Red Bank and spent 36 years as a lunch aide at Deane Porter School in Rumson. One day, she went in to the school to make sure her daughter ate her lunch and decided to stay! Her love for the students was evident as she was always equipped with a candy and silly joke to make any child smile or a tissue to wipe away their tears.
Ellen was an award winning gardner with a green thumb everyone admired. She cherished her gardenias amongst may other plants and vegetables. When she was done tending to her family or garden, you could be sure to find her attention focused on her beloved NY Yankee games!
Her dedication to her friends and family was second to none. Ellen was the first person there for anyone in need and was adored by her students and neighbors, as well as her new and lifelong friends who all agree, she will be dearly missed by everyone who ever knew her.
Ellen was predeceased by her parents, NY Yankee baseball player George Stirnweiss and his wife Jayne; her brother, George “Pete” Stirnweiss Jr. and sisters; Catherine Fazzone and Barbara Stirnweiss.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Charles Pittman, children; Stephanie Stirnweiss of Tinton Falls, Carly Pittman of Rumson and Erin Pittman of FL, brothers; Edward Stirnweiss of Las Vegas and Gerard Stirnweiss of WI, her sister, Susan Stirnweiss of Highlands, grandchildren; Madelynne, Michael, Travis and Lucy, brother-in-law, Robert Fazzone of Rumson and an abundance of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends may visit Mon., July 25th from 1-3pm & 5-7pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank. A Funeral Home service will commence on Tues., July 26th at 10:30 am followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.