Chestalene Pintozzi

April 4, 1947February 15, 2021

Chestalene Pintozzi was born on April 4, 1947 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma and passed away on February 15, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona and is under the care of Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial.

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Chris Kollen

February 23, 2021

So sorry to hear of Chestalene's passing. We started at the library close to the same time and though we weren't in the same team or department, served together on several committees. I appreciated her involvement at the campus level and her knowledge of shared governance. My thoughts and prayers are with Doug and their families.


David Johnson

February 20, 2021

I first met Chestalene when I was 15 years old. She was Aunt Chestalene in those days. I was 4 years younger than she was. She was so advanced, so intelligent and an intellectual. We loved to talk to her. She engaged us. She was interested in us all. She wanted our opinions. And, she was such a kind person. My condolences go out to everyone who knew her. I feel honored to have known her.

Bonnie Travers

February 19, 2021

Learning of Chestalene’s passing is sad news indeed. My condolences to Doug, her family, and her friends. Like so many others I respected her and admired her so much. I will always treasure the many conversations we shared during our time together at UA Library.

Patricia Ballesteros

February 19, 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences Doug. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in my heart. May she rest in peace.

Atifa Rawan

February 19, 2021

I was shocked to receive the unexpected sad news of Chestalene’s passing. I knew and worked with Chestalene as a colleague at the University of Arizona library. I also kept up my contacts with both Chestalene and Doug after their retirements.
Chestalene was a devoted faculty member on campus and truly a professional, a great organizer and a great mentor to others in the Library. My deepest condolences to Doug and to their family members.
Rest In Peace, Chestalene. You will you missed!

Jeanne Pfander

February 19, 2021

My heart is saddened by the news of Chestalene's passing. Over many years of change at the University of Arizona Libraries, Chestalene dedicated her strong intelligence and unwavering commitment to the Libraries and to the University as a whole. I'll always remember how Chestalene and Doug fell in love with Hawaii. My condolences to Doug and the family. Aloha Doug. Aloha Chestalene!

Barbara Hutchinson

February 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to Doug and all who knew Chestalene. Her keen intellect will be missed. A very sad time.

Yan Han

February 18, 2021

Chestalene is a close friend, a good mentor, and an independent thinker. I am so saddened to hear her passing. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your soul mate. Dear Doug.

I have learned and benefited from her knowledge and insights from her independent thinking and experience at the libraries and the University's committees, especially in her work at Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee. I really enjoy discussing various topics with her. She will be greatly missed.

Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.

Yan Han and family

Leslie Sult

February 18, 2021

Chestalene was a thoughtful colleague that gave her best to our organization. I've missed her advocacy and her intelligence since she retired. Doug, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Veronica Reyes-Escudero

February 18, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Chestalene's passing. It's hard to process the death of a colleague. I so appreciated her work for the UA Libraries and her deep knowledge in and commitment for shared governance. I think many of us depended on her and learned from her measured, kind, and pragmatic approach to these conversations. I only wish she knew how appreciated she was - I'm sorry that I didn't get to see her after retirement, I just expected to run into her out and about town. My deepest condolences, Doug. My heart goes out to you.