Frank E. Pinto passed peacefully in his home on March 1, 2017. Born to Manuel and Custodia Pinto on November 1, 1927, he was 89 years old. His parents and brothers, Manuel and Peter, immigrated from Leiria, Portugal in the early 1900’s. He was very proud of his family and heritage. He was a man of strong faith and member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
Frank was born in Old Alvarado, which is part of Union City, and was a long time resident of Fremont. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Ellen Pinto, in 2013. Frank is survived by his children Ed Pinto (Randy), Barbara Pinto-Choate (Jeff), and Manuel Pinto and his beloved grandchildren Christopher Choate (Jhoana), David Pinto, and Casera Pinto. Frank is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends. He loved his family and friends. After marrying Ellen, he felt a very close bond with her family including the Dallezottes, Evans’ and Rolettos.
Frank was raised in Alvarado, across from the old Holly Sugar Plant on Whipple Road. It was always nice to hear him reminisce and laugh with family and friends when talking about the mischief and fun he had during his early years. Just ask Stanley Lewis, his lifelong friend. He graduated from Washington High School, in Fremont, in 1945. Frank served in the Navy at the end of WWII and in the early 1950s during the Korean War. He was a Petty Officer when he retired. While stationed in San Diego, he met the love of his life, Ellen Dallezotte. They were married on July 25, 1953, and had a wonderful 59 year marriage, before Ellen’s passing in 2013. Together they raised three children that enjoyed the support and encouragement of their parents, in their various endeavors.
Professionally, through a lot of study and hard work, Frank became a respected bay area financial and cost accountant and controller for companies such as Leslie Salt, First American Title, and Chicago Title. After retiring, he continued to provide his invaluable business and accounting skills in his son’s CPA practice until age 88.
Frank was a man of many skills and interests. Although he would be the first to play down his handyman skills, he built the first home he and his wife would share with their young family. That home proudly stands in Alvarado to this day. His kids fondly recall Dad starting a wood working related project on a weekend day and then witness him putting the finishing touches on that project later that same day.
Aside from supporting his kids in their various little league sports and/or music lessons and school, he was a very strong fan of the San Francisco Giants, while they were winning! His favorite player from recent years was Jeff Kent. In his younger years Frank led his kids and others in the neighborhood in many street football games. In later years, he and his wife looked forward to watching baseball and golf together, on television. A life well lived!!
Family and friends are invited to visit after 10 a.m., to the vigil at 10:15 a.m., and the mass of resurrection at 10:30 a.m. all on Wednesday, March 8th at All Saints Church, 22824 Second St., Hayward, CA. Committal will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward.
In lieu of flowers, due to the season of Lent, donations may be offered to the Ministry of Caring (Sister Ann Britto) at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca, CA 95336.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, March 7, 2017