Patrick C. Pinney 1942-2019

LIBERTY — Patrick Chambers Pinney, 76, of Liberty, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic.

Patrick was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Ashtabula, the son of Harold E. and Janye E. Pinney. He was a graduate of Harbor High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Union University, a master’s degree in education at Youngstown State University, and worked on his doctorate in education at Kent State University.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970, stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and had two sea duties on the USS Estes and US Vancouver in Vietnam. He taught advanced biology at Liberty High School from 1970 to 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 where he served as WOS several times; Supreme Shrine where he served as Supreme Third Wiseman and SWOS. He was active in Trumbull Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) where he served as Treasurer. And he was a registered Parliamentarian for several of those organizations.

He loved to travel, work crossword puzzles and play cards, and he enjoyed music.

He leaves behind Carol, his wife of 53 years; daughter, Laura of Dayton; brother, Harold (Joe) of Nashville; sister-in-law, Connie of Henderson, Nev.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may pay respects 2 to 3 p.m., immediately followed by a memorial service, Saturday, March 16, 2019, 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.

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