Jeffrey Allen Pitts, Sr., of Carmel, was born on February 23, 1967, in Rushville, the son of Frank A. and Linda Carole Smith Pitts. Jeff served his country as a member of the Indiana National Guard, and his community as a law enforcement official. He retired from public service after acting as an officer with Washington Township Schools, the marshal in Trafalgar, Indiana, and a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department where his office was housed at Union Station in Indianapolis. Jeff was able to fulfill his ambition of helping people and bringing them peace not only through his civil service, but also as a minister with the Disciples of Christ Church. In his free time he loved to fish, and spend time with his family and his dog, Noah. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the age of 50, Jeff passed away at his residence.Jeff’s memory will be cherished by his son, Jeffrey (Amber) Pitts, Jr., of Speedway; his father Frank (Donna) Pitts of Rushville; his mother Linda Smith Pitts of Carmel; and his siblings, Frann (Phil) Hedges of Indianapolis, his twin brother, John Pitts, and Raelynn (Dave) Smith, both of Carmel, and Rhett Pitts of Rushville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Jeff was preceded in death by a niece and his grandparents.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 1, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Visitation will continue until the time of service at 2:00 p.m., which will be officiated by Jeff’s son, Pastor Jeffrey Pitts. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery, Whitcomb.Memorial contributions can be directed to the family. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Jeffrey Pitts, Sr.
Chennai: Chess legend Viswanathan Anand has authored an inspirational book where he looks back on his experience to share lessons on how to navigate life. In “Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life” (as told to journalist Susan Ninan), Anand revisits his greatest games and worst losses, his unique experiences of playing against the best minds, and the methods he employs to prepare for wins, cope with disappointments and, simply, stay in the game. The book, published by Hachette India, is releasing on December 11. Currently playing in the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament, India’s first grandmaster and five-time world champion said this book has been an interesting journey. “I have memories of the major events in my career and life, but when you put them down on paper, you suddenly have to organise your thoughts and are forced to think through them in detail. It allowed me to rediscover many interesting stories and incidents,” he said. “Above all, it made me realise that during my greatest accomplishments failure was never far away, and in the lowest moments there were always things that lifted me up. Rather than just making this about my story, I’ve tried to distil in this book some of the lessons I learnt, the strategies that helped me perform better and tackle life as it happened,” he added. Poulomi Chatterjee, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Hachette India, said Anand has a unique voice and this book is truly a brilliant and motivating read. “His achievements and career have been hugely inspirational for so many people, and now not only do we have a first-hand view of his experiences – much that even chess enthusiasts and his followers would find they did not know about – but also a masterclass in navigating life from the mind master himself,” she said. From the time he learnt to move pieces on a chess board as a six-year-old, Vishy – as Anand is fondly called – has racked up innumerable accolades. The first World Chess Champion from Asia, he emerged on to the global stage when chess was largely a Soviet preserve, climbed the ranks to become world number one and won tournaments across all formats of the game.Also Read | Viswanathan Anand loses to Magnus Carlsen, slips to fifth in Tata Steel Chess tournamentIn “Mind Master”, Anand looks back at a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every reader to navigate life’s challenges, the publishers said. There are many nuggets that Anand touches upon with characteristic wit, easy wisdom and disarming candour in the book. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.