Richard E. Pinette, 94, passed away on December 6, 2013 in Lakewood, CO. He was born in Berlin, NH, the son of Charles and Ann Marie Pinette, and resided in Berlin until retirement. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeannette Aubin Pinette, and they were happily married for 70 yrs. Upon retirement, Richard and Jeannette spent many years at their lakeshore home at Akers Pond near Errol, where they enjoyed countless outdoor activities and ballroom dancing, before eventually moving to Florida to live out their golden years nearer to immediate family members.
Richard’s career included: Dir. Of Vocational/Adult Education at Berlin High, host of 3 television series, certified airplane pilot, Commander of Civil Air Patrol Squadron, Chair of Adroscoggin Valley Hospital Board, Supervisor of Manpower Training Program, Coordinator of Wash. DC AMIDS Program for 14 states, Member of the Professional Standards Board, Past President of the Berlin Rotary Club, Member of Coos Co. Planning Board, and Chairman of his Church Council. He was an “Errol Echoes” columnist for 20 yrs with the Berlin Reporter, was a featured writer in Northern NH Magazine. Additionally, he authored 3 books about the Northwoods.
Richard is survived by a brother, Norman, of Ormond Bch, FL, and his sister Geraldine (Gagne) of Boise, ID, as well as several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeannette, and his son, Ret. Lt. Col Gary Pinette. He leaves behind his only grandchild, Kim (Pinette) Medise, and her husband, Ronald, as well as one great grandchild, Ryan Medise, all of whom live in Pine, CO.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.