Surrounded by family, William “Bill” Pincin, died at home on Friday, January 22, 2010. He was born on August 7, 1926 in McCloud, California.
Bill graduated from McCloud High School in 1944 and joined the US Army serving in World War II. He received a Bronze Star and attained rank of 1st Sergeant.
In 1946, he returned to McCloud and worked for the McCloud River Railroad Company.
He married Bonnie Young in 1948. Bill continued at the Railroad until his retirement in 1988.
He and Bonnie owned and operated a logging truck business, Pincin Trucking, from 1965 through 1991. Following retirement, they traveled extensively.
Bill enjoyed hunting in Mexico and South America with his son. Bill loved fishing, gardening, cooking and family.
He was a lifetime member of the Squaw Valley Riding Club, Knights of Columbus and American Legion.
Bill and Bonnie moved to Redding in 2004.
Bill has left a loving family: wife, Bonnie; daughters, Cathy Minoletti (John), Judy Schwerdt (Tom), Billie Lewis (Gary); and son, Jim Pincin (Leslie) all of Redding; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Adrienne Hindman, Terry Van Hook and Lola Mackey. Bill also leaves his beloved hunting dog, Ginger.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Alfred and Joe.
Bill and Bonnie celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on January 5th.
His family was his first priority and greatest accomplishment. He proudly hosted Sunday dinners where he took great joy in listening to everyone’s day to day activities. This, in turn, created loving attachments that will live in memories forever!
A memorial service will be held at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro Thursday, January 28 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.