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Joseph J. Pinto

Beloved Father and Friend

By Patricia Deininger



Joseph J. Pinto, 89, died in Safety Harbor, FL, on Mon., Sept.17, 2018.  Born Sept. 9, 1929, in NY, NY, he was the son of Philip and Bridget Pinto. Joseph lived in Slingerlands, NY, and Albany, NY, and had a long career as a carpenter until retiring in 2007. Joseph (aka “Old Joe”) played full court basketball with the Colonie Seniors Basketball League during his 60's and 70's and sought pickup games on the courts in local parks, often trouncing young players unsuspecting of his “hot dog” shots. Joseph served his country honorably during the Korean War as an active-duty Air National Guardsman. He died of  complications of Parkinson’s Disease and Pneumonia. 

Survivors include his children, Patricia Deininger (Mick), Oldsmar, FL, Carolyn Guin (Tim Sepulvado), Elmer, LA, John Miller (Tricia), Geneva, NY, Ann Cole, Newark, NY and Keith Pinto who predeceased him. He had three sisters, Phyllis Amendola (John), Bethpage, NY, Lillian DeLaurentis (Frank), Columbia, CT, and Maria Colligan, Green Village, NJ. Joseph had two grandchildren, Jennifer Guin and Jacob Grzanowicz (Mayo), and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his wife, Ethyln Pinto, daughter, Ellen Grzanowicz and his grandson, Daniel Konczeski.  

Services will be held at the Oldsmar, FL, Veterans Memorial Park, then at an undetermined date, a family celebration of Joseph's life in Troy, NY. Friends will be cordially invited. Memorial contributions are welcome at Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018, and online at www.parkinson.org--phone 800-473-4636.


Joseph J. Pinto
Memorial
  • born

    Sep 9, 1929

  • died

    Sep 17, 2018

Patricia Deininger
Dad and his cars--Dad with his Mustang in Long Island, NY, and his Metropolitan convertible years earlier--each with its own story. Long after my parents' divorce, Dad began working in construction sales. I was thirteen years old. He loved his Mustang, the definite mark of a successful, handsome bachelor!


Now, the Metropolitan Nash Convertible, circa. 1960, has an interesting story. Mom and Dad split when I was eight, and Dad calculated a low-cost way to move her furniture to Louisiana, where she was born. He bought the Metropolitan Nash and a big box truck, drove the Nash inside the truck and packed all the furniture around the Nash. Dad was no respecter of convention, but rather an inventive problem-solver, always thinking outside of the "box."
Patricia Deininger
Heavenly Father, your kindness has no limits and your mercy is abundant, overflowing in my life. You are generous with your grace and sympathy. Some days I feel like I don't even have the strength to stand. Would you pick me up and give me the power to make it through these times? When my heart is heavy, and my hands are weary, lift me up through your good name. Lord, thank you that you have the power to help me through every trial I face.
In the name of Jesus, all powerful and all compassionate--Amen.

Mick and Patricia

Sep 22, 2018

Patricia Deininger
Joe in Florida with a miniature pony at the fabulous Stratford Court
Joseph J. Pinto
Memorial
  • born

    Sep 9, 1929

  • died

    Sep 17, 2018