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.
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.