Steve Pinney • October 17, 2021
Steve Pinney, 72, left us on October 17, 2021, after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Gwen Pinney, his son, Greg Pinney, his daughter, Michelle Cogley and son-in-law Casey Cogley, granddaughter Chancey Cogley, his brother Guy (Susie) and his sister Martha (Gil) Aguayo. His brother-in-law, Dennis (Kathy) Lewallyn, Sisters-in-law, Susan King and Brenda Hardy and numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Marolyn Pinney, his father Ken, and his brothers Lee, David and Bil.
Steve grew up in Pensacola, Florida, graduating from Pensacola High School. Always enterprising, he began taking odd jobs at 16 before joining NARF at the age of 18 as an apprentice airplane mechanic. He returned to college at UWF and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, specializing in programming analysis. He worked for NADEP, then eventually transferred to DFAS. He established a career as a database administrator and Microsoft Systems Engineer. Over his 42 years as a federal civil servant he achieved many accolades and commendations for various projects within NADEP and DFAS.
Steve enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, chess, repairing computers, entertaining his children, granddaughter Chancey and their friends, and especially dinner and movie date nights with Gwen, his wife.
He also never missed his traditional Saturday night card games, enjoying pizza and the company of his family and friends. His wit and sense of humor will be missed by many family and longtime friends.
Funeral services will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Saturday, 2:00pm, October 23, 2021 with Chaplin Irving Moody officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/
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