OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Pinnick

January 4, 1933May 8, 2019
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Robert Eugene Pinnick was born on January 4, 1933 in Wooster, Ohio and passed away on May 8, 2019 in Rockville, Maryland.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Gene & Lillian Elliott

May 20, 2019

So sorry to the family for the loss of Bob. Have known Bob for many years while living in the area. Always full of life with a smile to share. Things he enjoyed, we did as well. Always pleasant and had a gift of sharing his love for life. May God be with each member of the family especially Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless - Our world is crumbling and there is no much hope to know God is coming soon in the clouds to take his children home. What a joy that will be when renewed with our loved ones.l

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Biography

Life sketch of Robert Eugene Pinnick

Robert Eugene Pinnick was born in Wooster, Ohio on January 4, 1933 to Father
- Sinclair J. Pinnick and Mother - Hazel Starlin Pinnick. Their First and only child.
He had many happy typical boyhood years in Wooster and One particular
experience was The Seventh-day Adventist Evangelistic meetings that Bob and
his parents attended and accepted the Adventist message and became sincere
believers. Bob and his parents were all baptized on the same day in October
1944. Bob was 11 years old. Shortly after, his parents moved to Mount Vernon,
Ohio where his Father worked as Plant Manager for the Production of Soy Milk,
working for the famous “China Doctor” - Dr. Harry Miller, who had worked for
years developing Soy Milk. Bob’s mother also worked at this plant. Bob went
to the Adventist Elementary School in Mount Vernon and helped to pay his
tuition by having a very large paper route for many years. Hard work but he did
enjoy it. In 1951 Bob graduated from Mount Vernon Academy in Mount
Vernon, Ohio and then went to work at Loma Linda Foods there in Mount
Vernon from 1951 to 1953. Then Surprise! He was drafted into the Army in
1953 and then was discharged in 1955. He always said that the Army was
good for him in that it helped him to grow up and mature. After he was
discharged from the Army he decided he should go to college and enrolled at
Southern College in Tenn. for a short time but did not continue, much to his
regret years later. He went back to Mount Vernon and worked again for Loma
Linda Foods. In 1956 he decided to move to Maryland where he was
employed at the Adventist Review and Herald Publishing in Takoma Park where
he worked in the photo offset dept. He remained with the Review and Herald
for 25 years. When the Adventist Review and Herald decided to move their
operations to Hagerstown, Md, Bob did not want to move there so he was able
to work at the General Conference for the next 15 years until he retired after a
total of 40 years working for the Church. At the General Conference he greatly
enjoyed his work, first with the Security Dept and then with the Transportation
Dept where he was given the responsibility of taking care of the fleet of cars
that were used to take out or pickup the many traveling staff at the General
Conference involving 3 airports. Bob was such an outgoing, friendly and
warm person that everyone enjoyed and loved him. He was a favorite as a
driver. Enjoying conversation with many memorable people through the years.
He felt truly Blessed.

Bob was a devoted Father to his two children, Shirley and David and was very
active in their “growing up years” and beyond. He was a coach for the Capitol
Boys Club and involved with Pathfinders, camping and many other activities.
He was just happy to be their father. Family was always so important to him to
the very end. Both with his children and then Grandchildren - Amy, Eric and
Kyle. Also he was able to enjoy 2 Great-grandchildren - Austin and Aiden.

In 1984 Bob Married Kathy and had a wonderful 35 years of Love, Blessings
and Happiness. They enjoyed many wonderful adventures, with trips to Myrtle
Beach, a favorite place and to Florida many times and also to Colorado where
Kathy had never been but Bob reminisced about the times spent there while
he was stationed at Fort Collins while he was in the Army. Bob and Kathy
worked together through 4 General Conference Sessions. First in
Indianappolis then the Netherlands and Toronto and lastly St. Louis. What
experiences. Hard work and long hours but many Blessings!

Bob was truly a “Car Guy” from an early age, he loved cars and owned many
through the years. His hobby and relaxation was just going out to the garage
and working on his antique cars. Of course he also loved going to the car
shows in carlisle, PA and also the one in Hershey, PA. Such big car shows with
every car imaginable displayed by many antique car owners.

Bob was a very much loved Husband, Father, grandfather and Friend who will
be greatly missed.

He is survived by his family of: Wife - Kathleen Wolfe Pinnick, His daughter,
Shirley J. Jeffries, and Son, David E. Pinnick (his wife Lisa) His grandchildren,
Amy Barnes (Dave her husband) , Eric and Kyle Pinnick and Great-Grandsons -
Austin and Aiden Barnes.

Also he will be missed , because they grew to love him too. Step-children: Rick
Mitchell (Roxann), Yvonne Gaines (Mark) Dawn Woody and Rhonda Wells. Stepgrandchildren:
Heather Mitchell, Nicole, Caitlin and Erin Gaines.

Michael,Michelle, Melissa (Kevin) Wilson and Matthew Woody, Ayla Bowman,
Devin and Makenna Wells.

Please come soon lord Jesus so that we can be together again.