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  • "Maureen, Rick, Sheila, Steve, Mike and Dee we are thinking..."
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    - Robert Kinstler
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    - Dorothy Stevens
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April 22, 1928 - Dec. 9, 2012. Barbara Pinney, 84, formerly of Pluckemin, NJ, died on Sunday at the Bedminster home of her daughter Maureen. Barbara was born in Brooklyn, New York to Louis A. VonTill and Mary Ellen (McNulty) VonTill. She is survived by five siblings: Louella Stoltz in South Carolina, Elizabeth Warren in Nevada, Louis VonTill Jr. in Missouri, Paul VonTill in Maine and Stephen VonTill in California. Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Susan, brother Peter and stepson Alan Pinney. Barbara is survived by her husband John Victor Pinney, her six children: Richard, Sheila, Maureen, Michael, Stephen, Deirdre and her stepson Christopher. Barbara rejoiced in sharing stories with her eleven grandchildren: Rory Mase, Arlen Mase, Luke Mase, Timothy Bade Jr., Quentin Bade, Katarina O'Regan, Fiona Caretto, Aidan Andrews, Grady Andrews, Michael O'Regan and Alice O'Regan. Barbara was known for her courage, her adventurous spirit and her gift for turning her experiences into amusing tales. She traveled to all 50 states and to more countries than she could recount. She loved nature, bridge, her eclectic Irish/Hungarian roots, her faith and her idiosyncratic mix of a conservative worldwide with progressive politics. She attended Smith College and graduated from Rutgers. Barbara's stories will live on. Stories about her are already legends. A Mass of Christian burial for Barbara will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 am at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach with Father James Queen as celebrant. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:30 pm. Friends wishing to call and pay their respects may do so on Monday from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Dale Woodward Chapel by the Sea, 1780 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach. Condolences to the family may be sent to


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 16, 2012