Nicholas Pinar

Resided in Wells, MI
Died December 7, 2010

Nicholas J. Pinar, age 92, of Wells, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening December 7, 2010, at the Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba.
Nick was born, October 29, 1918 the son of Walter and Catherine (Delich) Pinar. He was raised in Wells and attended the Escanaba Schools. Nick was united in marriage to the former Mary Schenk and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Wells. Nick was a native of Hermansville and a near lifetime resident of Wells. He worked as a sawmill carriage rider for I. Stephenson Company, in Wells, and served in the United States Army as a member of an anti-aircraft outfit at Fort Bliss, Texas. He went on to join Mead Paper Corporation, in September of 1945, where he worked as a motorman until his retirement in 1980. His loving wife Mary preceded him in death in 1982. Nick loved to spend time at his hunting camp. He enjoyed working on his bulldozer and plowing snow, both at his home and camp. Nick loved to spend time with his family and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include:

Sons: Jim (Sharon) Pinar of Gladstone, MI; John (Lois) Pinar of Soo Hill, MI; Nicholas Pinar Jr. of Flat Rock, MI

Daughters: Kathy (Gary) Winchester of Gladstone, MI; Paula (Gary) Buckley of Danforth, MI

Sister: Mary Jane Stemick of Gladstone, MI

Also listed among the surviving family are 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Walter and Catherine and his loving wife Mary, Nicholas was preceded in death by:

Brothers: Tony, Joe, Eddie and John Pinar

Sisters: Mary Barbara; Millie Eugate; Ann Collins

Grandson: Michael Winchester

Great Granddaughter: Erin Korb

The family of Nicholas J. Pinar will receive friends on Monday from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Nicholas J. Pinar will follow visiting hours, at 5:00PM, at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home, with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Luncheon will follow in the St. Anthony Parish Hall. Nicholas will be laid to rest next to his wife Mary at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are in care of arrangements.

0 Tributes for “Nicholas Pinar

    I love that my boys (Carl, Johnny, Sammy & Ben) got to meet their Great Grandfather. He will forever be known to them as the papa who always gave them dollars right out of his pocket. What a great memory for them. RIP Grandpa!
    Wendy Mielock
    Grand Rapids, MI

    So sorry to hear your father passed away. He will surely be missed. With deepest sympathy

    Ken & Gail Prechodko
    Ocklawaha, FL

    I have lots of memories of my Grandpa and the one that always comes to mind is when he would call the house and you answer he would say “who is this” when he already knew who it was and you say John and he would say “John who” so you would have to say your last name. Every time he called and a grandkid would answer he would goof around with you like that.He will be missed by all! Love you Grandpa!!!!

    John Buckley
    Escanaba, MI

    Losing a loved one is never easy. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Its hard to fill that void once they are gone but just hold on to the memories because they last forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dale & Laurie Brunette
    Escanaba, MI

    Some great memorys from the 60’s and early 70’s, can still see you and your bother Joe watching us set the first iron for the new mill expansion and the great times at Cully’s Gas Station.

    Robert J. Briere
    Okauchee, WI

    John and family our hearts are with you at this sad time. Even though our parents have a long life it’s so hard to let them go. May God bless and keep you in his arms to comfort you.

    Karen & Jim Paulin
    Escanaba, MI

    Jim, John and family: Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you during this time of sorrow.

    Leonard Terrien
    New Braunfels, TX

    To the family of Nick
    Sorry for your loss. Nick was a great person. He will be missed by alot of people. He will always be in our hearts.

    Lisa & Merry Brower
    Escanaba, MI

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