Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 12:38:39 :
Thursday, September 27, 1934
HOMER PITNER Is Drowned in Snake River Saturday
Homer Pitner, former Kentfield resident, was drowned in the waters of the Snake River in Idaho on Saturday while on a fishing trip.
A canoe in which he and a companion were going down the river capsized at a rapid stretch of water and the two were thrown out. The other managed to get to shore but Pitner was drowned. His body had not been recovered yesterday.
News of the tragedy reached Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thomson of Kentfield Saturday evening and Mrs. Thompson left Sunday for Boise to be with Mrs. Pitner.
Mr. and Mrs. Pitner had resided in Kentfield for a number of years before going to Boise, where he took the position of vice president and manager of the First National Bank. He acted as the representative of the R. F. C. in liquidating and reorganizing a chain of banks of which the First National was one.
Before taking the Boise position, Pitner was first vice president of the Pacific National Bank in San Francisco, and previous to that had been in the banking business in the middle west.
Mr. and Mrs. Pitner had build a beautiful home on Hillside avenue, Kentfield, which is now occupied by his brother, Paul.
Pitner was a member of the Marin Golf and Country Club. He spent much time in hunting and had a large collection of guns.
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