Maellen Elizabeth “Pittman” Fernandez
Official court reporter, RDR, FCRR United States District Court of Northern Illinois closed captioner, United States National Security Agency (N.S.A.)
Born November 1956 and Died August 2021 from complications of Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma. Beloved daughter of William Carl Pittman and Barbara “Turner” Pittman-Sims. Beloved wife of Corey M. Fernandez-Klobas.
Their honeymoon began at The Ritz London, where they had afternoon tea. Then, to the south of France, and The Italian Riviera. A week in Paris and back up to the western Highlands of Scotland.
Mae is survived by her loving brother, William Carl “Bill” Pittman II; nieces and nephews, Alyson Custode and Reyna Pittman, Mikey and Matthew Walsh.
In the professional world, Mae leaves behind many loving friends. As president of the board of (USCRA) U.S. Court Reporters Association, she played a key role in passing through the Federal Judicial Conference Policy that approved pay raises (salary increases) for those Federal Court Reporters completing certification for “real-time” capabilities in the court room and coined the term FCRR: Federal Certified Real-Time Reporter. An incentive to keep reporters in the federal arena rather than being “lured away” to the more lucrative private sector.
Maellen loved to improve real estate and once had three mortgages and all that entailed. She loved music, sang, and her Chicago Chamber Choir presented their winter concert in Mae’s name. “We present this concert in memory of Maellen Pittman who passed away in August 2021. Mae was an early board member, a president of the board, one of our first singers, and instrumental in supporting the Chicago Chamber Choir as it grew into the cultural landmark we know today. A $2,500 gift has been made in her honor by her husband, Corey Fernandez-Klobas who survives her in Baltimore to support the organization she loved.”
Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Fairport Cemetery.