Eugene August Pinto, a long-time farmer in the Delevan and Maxwell areas, passed away at the age of 88 on March 4, 2014. He was the son of long-time residents Manuel and Mary Pinto, originally from Portugal. He attended school in Maxwell before enlisting in the U.S. Army to serve his country. A World War II veteran, he served in the 10th Mountain Division and 63rd and 29th Divisions. He was stationed in Frankfort, Germany, where he met his wife of 67 years.
A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his family was the center of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elfriede; son, Gene Pinto; daughter, Rita Schmidl; daughter, Carmen Leonard; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
As an active Colusa County resident, he was involved in American Legion Post 218 for over 60 years, the Maxwell Catholic Church, Princeton Portuguese Festa, Willows Elks Club, a member of SES Council, and Maxwell/ Delevan Softball Leagues. He was an outgoing, friendly man who enjoyed traveling, music, and having a good time. He enjoyed life with a smile on his face and a harmonica in his pocket.
Viewing at 6 pm and Rosary at 7 pm on March 12 at McNary- Moore Funeral Home. Funeral service at 11am on March 13 at Sacred Heart Parish. Gravesite service follows at Maxwell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Eugene's name to the Maxwell Cemetery Beautification Fund at P.O. Box 201, Maxwell CA 95955 or the
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 8, 2014