Remembering CTPF Trustee Walter E. Pilditch

Walter E. Pilditch

Walter E. Pilditch, a CTPF Trustee for more than 20 years, passed away on December 24, 2017, after a brief illness.

The roles Trustee Pilditch undertook for CPS include elementary school teacher and assistant principal, high school principal, magnet school director, and school supervisor for the Bureau of Human Resources. He served as a CTPF Trustee for 20 years, first representing active Principals/Administrators, then representing Retirees. During his time as a Trustee, he served on several committees, in addition to holding the positions of Board Vice President and Financial Secretary.

In addition to his work with CPS and CTPF, Trustee Pilditch was extremely active in his local community, having been involved in the Lions Club, the Beverly Improvement Association, and the CPS Science Fair Board. He was especially proud of his work with the Boy Scouts of America, which he joined at age 12 and which eventually led to him becoming a Scoutmaster and Treasurer for the troop in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. For his long-term involvement with the Scouts, he was given the highest honor of the Silver Beaver Award.

While we are all saddened by his loss, we also know that Trustee Pilditch’s legacy lives on in the Fund he helped to build and lead, and in the lives of countless young people for whom he served as a mentor and guide. We are grateful for the time he shared with us.