July 22, 1923 - December 25, 2021
Herman McCarl Pittman (better known as Hamm), beloved son of the late Blanche Cooper, was born on July 22,1923 in Baltimore Maryland. He departed this life on December 25, 2021 of natural causes. Herman was a loving husband to Juanita Pittman and devoted father to Adrian Pittman, his beloved son, who both preceded him in death. Herman was the Proprietor of Pittman’s World of Fashions, Baltimore, MD 1961-1973, Proprietor of Pittman’s Beauty Salon, Baltimore, MD 1961-2005, Draftsman at Kennecott Copper Refinery, Baltimore, MD 1946-1972, United States Army Corp Tech T-5 590th Quarter Master Salvage Repair Company (Honorable Discharge) 1942-1946 and a Distribution Crewman at Calvert Distillery, Baltimore, MD 1940-1942. Hamm had a wealth of management experience including the ownership and successful management of a mixed-use commercial/residential building on a busy east-west throughfare in Baltimore City. Additionally, over 30 years of professional experience in merchandising, wholesale purchasing, distribution, retail sales, and management of an urban women’s apparel store and adjacent beauty salon. As a proprietor of Pittman’s World of Fashions, targeting sophisticated working women, he brought in national name brand fashions and designer accessories at affordable prices. He recognized a need and created a business model catering to a demographic that was at the time overlooked by major national and regional retailers. He brought in local modeling talent to promote newly introduced items and coordinated advertising and public relations. As president of North Avenue Business and Community Task Force, he developed strategic business and community relationships that aimed to create and stimulate economic development along the westernmost section of the North Avenue Corridor. He collaborated with key elected officials, merchants, clergy, community activist, and others in helping to create a reenvisioned retail/business corridor that will help stabilize the adjacent residential communities. He partnered with major institutions such as Coppin State University generating a Master plan designed to reignite commerce and recreation in the area. He assisted other landlords in attracting and retaining quality tenants and provided leadership and mentoring to public service groups in the area. Left to cherish his memory are: Delores Stewart (cousin); two stepsons, William David Rose (wife Cheryl Rose) and Mark Christian Rose (Deborah Rose); Valerie E. Ballard (goddaughter); Brandon Christopher Ballard- Damon (godson); and a host of other relatives and friends.
Herman McCarl Pittman (better known as Hamm), beloved son of the late Blanche Cooper, was born on July 22,1923 in Baltimore Maryland. He departed this life on December 25, 2021 of natural causes. Herman was a loving husband to Juanita Pittman and... View Obituary & Service Information
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