Patrick Chambers Pinney, 76, of Liberty Twp., passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic. Patrick was born October 20, 1942, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Harold E and Janye E Pinney. He was a graduate of Harbor High School; earned a BS degree at Mount Union University; a Masters in Education at YSU; and worked on his Doctorate in Education at Kent State University.
He served in the US Navy from 1966 - 1970, stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and had two sea duties on the US Estes and US Vancouver in Vietnam. He taught advanced biology at Liberty High School from 1970 - 2000. He also taught at John Carroll University in the Education department.
He belonged to several Masonic organizations (Demolay, York Rite and Scottish Rite Masons); Eastern Star where he served as Patron many times and Grand Chapter Drill Leader; White Shrine of Jerusalem served as WOS several times; Supreme Shrine served as Supreme Third Wiseman and SWOS. He was active in Trumbull Retired Teacher's Association (TRTA) where he served as Treasurer. And he was a registered Parliamentarian for several of those organizations.
He loved to travel, play crossword puzzles and cards, and enjoyed music. He leaves behind Carol, his wife of 53 years; daughter Laura of Dayton, OH; brother Harold (Joe) of Nashville, TN; sister-in-law Connie in Henderson, NV; nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may pay respects from 2:00 - 3:00 immediately followed by a memorial service on March 16th, at Church Hill United Methodist Church. The family suggest donations be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home or to the Vietnam Veterans in his name. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.
Donations may be made to:
Ohio Eastern Star Home
1451 Gambier Rd., Mt Vernon OH 43050