Gerald Joseph “Gerry” Pinto, 66, a former Baker County resident, died Nov. 29, 2007, at his home in Nampa, Idaho.
There were no services at his request. Private inurnment was at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
He was born on June 19, 1941, at Gloucester, Mass., to Gerald and Deolinda Pinto. He grew up in the Gloucester area.
Gerry was drafted into the U.S. Army and attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill, Okla. On March 20, 1966, Gerry married Carolyn Molthan at Caldwell, Idaho.
He served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 with the Air Defense Artillery at a Hawk missile site.
He graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1969 and immediately began working in the marketing department of US Bank.
In 1972, he and Carolyn began ranching at Ironside. Gerry was also a crop-loss adjuster for several crop insurance companies and farm service agencies in the Pacific Northwest. He took special pleasure in meeting and helping farmers. His favorite pastimes were photography, hunting, fishing and reading U.S. history. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 3465, at Nampa.
Survivors include Carolyn, his wife of more than 40 years; sisters, Natalie and Marty Daley, Doreen Ross and Evelyn Sutkowski; mother-in-law, Adeline Molthan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alex and JoAn Silva; nieces and nephews, as well as an extended family.
Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish, an animal shelter or a favorite charity. The family says “You can best honor his memory by doing something good for someone every day.”
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 5, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor