DANSVILLE/AVON — Julie Lynn Pitcher, 48, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 12, 2019).

She was born in Dansville on Nov. 8, 1971, a daughter of John and Pauline “Peg” (Gemmel) Pitcher.

Julie was a graduate of Dansville Central School Class of 1990; she went on to graduate from Genesee Community College and earned her degree in Human Services. Julie started her career working with children at the former Dansville Day Care Center. Julie continued her career in the infant/toddler Program at Margaret’s House Day Care Center on the RIT campus and was with the Davis Infant & Toddler Program since its inception in 1996. Nurturing infants brought Julie such joy. She loved being part of their lives and families. She was proud of her work and of her “second family” at Margaret’s House.

Julie loved traveling to the Adirondacks and to Myrtle Beach with her family. While there, her favorite activities were camping and beach walking. One of Julie’s hobbies was taking beautiful pictures of loons, flowers, and nature. There is not a loon on Limekiln Lake that has not been photographed by Julie. Julie was very talented at cross stitching. Consider yourself blessed if you have one of her pieces of work. Julie impacted the lives of many. Her cheerful smile and fun-loving personality will be missed.

She is survived by her parents, John and Peg Pitcher; a sister, Beth (Mark) Mineo; nieces, Charlotte and Molly Mineo; special aunts, Carol (Larry) Utter and Gail (Joe) Page, and Nancy Smartwood; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, classmates and friends.

Friends called Sunday, November 17, from 2-4 p.m., at the Dansville United Methodist Church, 5 Chestnut Ave. A funeral service was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the church. Private interment will take place at Greenmount Cemetery Dansville. Arrangements are entrusted to Hindle Funeral Home, Inc. 271 Main St., Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the RIT Development and Alumni Relations, PO Box 92765, Rochester, NY 14692. Check Memo “In Honor of Julie Pitcher”