Edward Armand Pintavalle Seattle, WAEdward Armand Pintavalle, longtime resident of Niskayuna, NY and recently of Seattle, died peacefully at home on June 12, 2013. Edward was born on July 16, 1918, the youngest of six to Armando Pintavalle and Maria Cirincione of Schenectady. He graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1936. He attended Union College, then finished his bachelor and dental degrees at the University of Illinois. It was in Chicago that he met a student nurse named Eleanor Pech. Entering active service after graduation, Ed married Ellie at Camp Forrest in Tullahoma, TN, on Nov. 12, 1943. Ellie returned to nursing in Wisconsin Rapids only a month later when Ed was sent to the South Pacific, where he served as a dentist with the 41st Infantry Division. He was in New Guinea and the Philippines, and often spoke of Hollandia, Biak Island, and Zamboanga, Mindanao. Returning stateside Aug. 1945, the reunited couple settled in Schenectady the spring of 1946. Edward opened his new practice at 225 Nott Terrace, and from here he was the favorite dentist of many loyal patients for the next 42 years. The couple loved traveling on cruises and to Italy and other European tours. Eddie loved fishing and sailing at their property on Peck's Lake, Gloversville. He enjoyed golf, poker, reading, gardening, solving world problems, and especially Ellie's cooking. Edward was the loving husband of Eleanor for 69 1/2 years. He was the dearest of fathers to Lisa (Mark Ebinger) of Seattle and Robert (Terri Smith) of Lakeland, FL. He leaves behind five grandchildren, Peter and Lori Ebinger of Seattle, and Rob, Dan and Kayleigh Pintavalle of Pembroke Pines, FL. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, and his oldest grandchild, Mark Kevin Ebinger. He was a beloved brother, uncle, and neighbor, and friend to all. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Parkinson's research: (www.nwpf.org).
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 18, 2013