Edward George Pinno, 86 of Great Mills passed away on September 26, 2014 at the University of MD Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Born February 17, 1928 in Fond du Lac, WI, he was the son of Margaret and Edward E. Pinno. He was the youngest of four children, all who preceded him in death: Carroll Snyder, Eva Logan, and Gladys Schumacher.
He was married to Lillian (Mead) Pinno on June 12, 1954, who preceded him in death. He is survived by Alma D. Pinno whom he married June 9, 1989. He is also survived by his five children: Krista Greenwell of Brunswick, Erin Pinno of Great Mills, Roger Pinno (DeAnna) of Hollywood, Bonnie McGee (Kevin) of Summerville, SC and Keith Pinno (Debbie) of Charleston, SC; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Surviving step-children are Dickie Norris of TX, Carol Coombs and Roy Norris both of Great Mills, VA, Pilkerton (Jay) of Hollywood, Debra Norris of Park Hall, and Paul Norris (Sarah) of St. Mary’s City; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Ed joined the US Navy in 1946 and was stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and aboard the USS Little Rock. After attending Business College, he returned to Patuxent River where he was employed at Public Works/Supply until his retirement in 1983. He also worked part time during the 1960’s at The Deli which was then located on Great Mills Road near Midway Drive.
Many will remember him as “Mr. Ed” who liked to ply everyone he met with 20 questions. He was the family’s human GPS and enjoyed travel with many of his destinations reflective of his love of history. Ed was an avid sports fan and followed the Packers, Notre Dame, the Atlanta Braves (Chipper Jones) and the Orangemen of Syracuse. Other hobbies included music, bird watching, reading, gardening, coin and stamp collecting, and watching Bill O’Reilly and Huckabee on TV. He supported many charities including the local food bank and was instrumental in getting a pool for the Great Mills community. He was a member of Holy Face Church and the American Legion in Lusby. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Cemetery, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653, Helping Hands Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1658, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc. (SMTCCAC), P.O. Box 280, Hughesville, MD 20637, or a special interest charity in Ed’s name.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.