OBITUARY

Henry Thomas Pinto Jr.

July 13, 1937March 2, 2018

Henry Thomas Pinto, Jr was born July 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He served in the U.S Navy, became a Corpsman and completed optician’s school. His specialty occupation was then listed as; Hospital Corpsman, Medical Assistant and Optical-Technician.

Mr. Pinto owned and operated his business Brahm Opticians in Old town Alexandria. After selling his own business Mr. Pinto worked at several Costco optical departments for over 10 years.

He met Robbie in 1990 and a friendship turned into a partnership. He loved to garden, both vegetables and flowers. He raised goats, guinea hens and of course chickens. One of his nicknames was Eggman. He loved to share them, mostly at Church. Another nickname he went by was Tommy the Turtle Saver, he would stop the car to pick them up out of the middle of the road. He enjoyed long drives on backroads, finding old and abandoned structures. He loved cloud formations, sunsets and rainbows.

He also enjoyed going to the movies and casual trips to the casino where he enjoyed the penny slots. He especially enjoyed his trips to Rocky-Gap Resort and Casino. He loved autumn trips to New England with JP, his wife Jenny (better known as Jane). They loved lighthouses and all through the years, more than likely, saw most of them all over the country. He loved the beach and fortunately Rob and Tom were able to complete a bucket list trip to Maui with lots of help from friends Pat and Linda Boyland. This past summer, thanks to Rob’s cousin Denise Petrino, we were able to get Tom on the beach in Cape May and Brigantine N.J. He got his wish to join God from his home thanks to Capital Caring of Fredericksburg.

At 40 years old he found out that his Mom (Myrtle) was not his birth mother. However, Myrtle will ALWAYS be MOM. In 2016 Mr. Pinto was reunited with two more brothers Paul and Ron Wallace. His birth mother was Edna Wheater, found by his friend, Susan Palma with her “the missing connection.”

Henry Thomas Pinto Jr is survived by his partner Robbie Degrazia, sons Henry Thomas Pinto III (Denise) and Robert Pinto (Rhea), grandson Aaron Green, Sisters Linda Bevan, Jayne Marucci and Joan Beishl, and Brothers James Pinto and Michael Pinto

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Henry T. Pinto; wife, Jenny (Jane); daughter, Jane Green; his sister, Bernice Montgomery; brothers, Charles Russ Pinto and Mathew Pinto.

Probably the most difficult time in his life was the death of his daughter Jane. But she gave him his only grandchild Aaron who is a light in his life.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Dumfries United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to : Capital Caring Hospice 111 Olde Greenwich Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Or

“DUMC” Dumfries United Methodist Church 3890 Cameron St. Dumfries, VA 22026

  • FAMILY

  • Robbie DeGrazia, Partner
  • Henry Thomas Pinto III, Son
  • Robert Pinto, Son
  • Jane Green, Daughter
  • Aaron Green, Grandson
  • He is also survived by his daughters-in-law, Denise Pinto and Rhea Pinto; sisters, Linda Bevan, Jayne Marucci and Joan Beishl; and brothers, James Pinto and Michael Pinto.

    He was also preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Henry T. Pinto; his wife, Jenny; his sister, Bernice Montgomery, and his brothers, Charles Russ Pinto and Mathew Pinto.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Henry Thomas Pinto Jr.

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Paul Wallace

March 18, 2018

My daughter Joelle asked how long does it take to get to heaven when you die, and I told her, "It depends on the person." She said, "UNCLE TOMMY", and I said, " As long as it takes to close your eyes; as soon as Uncle Tommy closed his eyes, he saw Jesus and was in heaven" ; she smiled, and then she said, "WOW"!


Paul Wallace

March 18, 2018

When Susan reunited us, I felt like a hole in my soul had been filled. The short time that God let us be together, we shared more memories, laughs, and tears than most folks do in a lifetime. Tom and Robbie and my new found family of all Tom's brothers and sisters have given my family nothing but joy, laughter, and happiness. We will miss him dearly, but we will be forever grateful to God for the time we had together. And I will say here what we always ended our conversations with: "Love you, Brother, and Robbie too."

Susan Palma

March 16, 2018

With heavy hearts we were very sad to hear about Tom's passing. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We were so blessed that The Missing Connection was able to reunite Tom and his 2 brothers after 70 years of separation in June 2016! Even though the brothers and their families had only 2 years of making amazing memories together. Their bond was instant! Many family gatherings, road trips and LOTS of laughter kept these families together.

Tom was an amazing man. The minute you met him he just had that personality that he had been your friend for a very long time. He cared so much about people. It showed with his family, friends and church.

We are happy we were able to reunite him with the birth family he never knew after a 70 year separation. We were glad that Tom was able to have his questions answered. It gives us comfort that we were able to reunite him with his birth family.

Tom was blessed and will be truly missed. We will always keep him close to our hearts with all the great memories we had of him and with him. It was a honor knowing him and what JOY he brought to everyone!

Blessings,

Susan and Donald Palma


Tiffany Corbin

March 16, 2018

Dear Pinto family, I had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. P over the years. He, his late wife, and daughter Jane, will forever hold a special place in my heart. I'm so thankful for Robbie (partner) and all the Pinto family. I love you all so much! May God give you the peace you need to carry on. Love and hugs, Tiffany

Deb Baker

March 16, 2018

Rest In Peace dear Tom. One of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing.

Linda & Pat Boyland

March 16, 2018

Linda and Pat Boyland

March 15, 2018

We will remember all the fun we shared and will miss making more awesome memories. Rest easy, our friend. Until we meet again. Love,
Linda and Pat

Robert De Grazia

March 15, 2018

To steal your responce " I love you more than that ! "

Beverly Cook

March 15, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Whenever he'd come into the doctor's office where I worked, he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share. He was a delight to talk with. He had the unique way of making someone feel special and that they were important. I looked forward to seeing him each week. When our office closed, I can honestly say that he was one of the people I thought about often and missed the most.

FROM THE FAMILY