Nathaniel "Babe" Pitcher, 79, of Pauline, S.C., died July 19, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Pitcher was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Brookfield, son of the late Edward and Rose (Madden) Pitcher.

He was a lifelong resident of Brookfield and the retired owner of Pitcher's Well Drilling.

Mr. Pitcher was a former employee with the New Milford school system. Upon their retirement in 2004, he and his wife moved to Pauline.

He was founder and a member of the Brookfield Sportsman Club and a member of the National Rifle Association, an avid fisherman, hunter and loved the outdoors, NASCAR, and loved to tinker in his barn.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Pike) Pitcher; a daughter, Laura Murray, and her companion, John Graham, of Pauline; a son, Scott Pitcher, and his wife, Dawn, of New Milford; three step-daughters, Jennifer Albright, and her husband, David, Laurie Grey, and her husband, Gregory, all of New Milford, and Deborah Gasper, and her husband, Alex, of New Fairfield; and eight grandchildren, Sarah, and Hannah Albright, Tyler, Ryan, and Abigail Grey, Matthew, and Joseph Gasper, and Scott Pitcher II; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in New Milford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.