Lloyd Pinneo

Lloyd Pinneo

Lloyd Eugene Pinneo passed away on July 20, 2013 after suffering several years with Alzheimer’s.

Lloyd was born on Aug. 4, 1932 on Orcas Island, Wash. to the late Raymond and Tillie Pinneo of West Sound. Lloyd was one of seven children. He is survived by his brother, Fred Pinneo of Creswell, Ore., and sister, Phyllis Bartel of Kirkland, Wash., one cousin Verna Brock Williams of Lynnwood Wash., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His brother Raymond Pinneo and sister Doris Fenimore, Pearl Hotson and Betty Bartel preceded him in death.

Lloyd grew up on the family farm in West Sound with his parents and six siblings. He entered the Air Force at age 17, where he proudly served his country for four years. He worked for Boeing Co. then Edmonds School Dist. and retired in 1996.

His lifelong dream was to return to Orcas Island which he and his wife did in 1998. Lloyd was a very loving and kind man; a man of integrity. He was a private and rather shy man with a delightful sense of humor and strong sense of honor. Lloyd loved sports, gardening, camping, children and animals. He was a wonderful father and husband. Lloyd was always courteous and polite – the most polite man on the island.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 49 years, Adele; sons Mike Pinneo (Theresa), Brad Pinneo (Janet), and daughters Linda Ramstead and Shiobhan Sheridan (Marlon). He is the Grandfather of Joshua Pinneo, Sarah Pinneo, Stefanie Pinneo, Rachel Grimes (Todd), Katie Ramstead, Jackson Ramstead, Jessica Rubio (Alex), Hillary Sheridan, Grant Sheridan (Alyssa), Hailey Sheridan, Alexa Sheridan and Adam Sheridan. He is also the proud Great-grandpapa of Tyson Pinneo, Colin Grimes, Ryan Rubio and Lily Rubio.

A celebration of his life was held on July 27 at the Orcas Island Senior Center. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of this island community.