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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:51 pm 
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original can be found here
http://www.legacy.com/Fosters/DeathNoti ... =133657613

for how long, i dunno.

Quote:
Theodore Pinney
ROCHESTER — On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, Theodore B. Pinney of Rochester, N.H., known to all as just Ted or Spudz, passed into the happy hunting ground at his dad's camp in New Sweden, Maine. Ted was there for his annual three-week hunt with his dad and relatives and friends from several parts of the country.

Ted was born in Portsmouth in 1960. He begrudgingly attended school in Greenland and Portsmouth. His love of the outdoors overcame his need for further education and Ted soon was working as a crew member on several of the commercial fishing boats out of Rye Harbor. When not on board one of the commercial fishing boats, he was apt to be found afield hunting with his beloved dogs or out recreational fishing.

Ted yearned for a better livelihood with some stability of income and benefits and went to work with the NH Department of Transportation as a driver and eventually was promoted to equipment operator. He never missed a call for highway snow removal or any other emergency call-outs. He worked many overtime hours during the Northwood tornado and was very proud of his service to the state. But he also missed the group of fishermen from Rye Harbor that he'd been associated with for so many years and tried to keep in contact with them whenever possible.

In Spudz's later years he developed a passion for the game of pool. Although not exactly a "pool shark," his innocent appearance led to a lot of mistaken and loosing opponents.

He was a devoted son and loved his mom and dad and three sisters, as well as his extended family of many uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces and several close friends.

Ted is survived by his mother, Jane Arendt Pinney and father, Richard B.(Dick) Pinney of Greenland; sisters, Joanna Pinney Buell and her husband, David, of Sullivan, Maine, Laurel Brown of Portsmouth and Karole Smith, also of Portsmouth; his chocolate Lab, "Brownie" and his cat, "Otter." Camo hat or clothing worn by his fellow outdoorsmen and women at his viewing and funeral will be more than welcome and urged to show support for Ted's love of the woods and fields.

We remember Ted's willingness to help others. The last fishing trip with dad out on Great Bay, where Ted said he didn't care about the fish, just the chance to "fish a day with his daddy." The absolute bond between Ted and Jane. And Ted's love for his dogs. His love for the annual three-week hunt at the DoDuckInn Camp in Maine. His pride of the landscaping work at his home and the tours he'd give us when we visited.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 (fittingly, opening day of many hunting seasons) at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Greenland.

Donations in his honor may be made to Delta Waterfowl Foundation, PO Box 3128, Bismark, ND 58502-3128; to Hunt of A Lifetime Foundation Inc., 26007 Flynn Creek Road, Custer, SD 57730 or just by planting a tree anywhere in his memory.


Probably one of the best obituaries ever. This guy was probably an awesome guy in life, and whoever wrote the obituary kept his legacy going. Mine's gonna be similar to this, except the word "noob" will appear like 15 times.

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