Harvey Wayne Pinder, Sr
CSM Harvey Wayne Pinder, Sr. (US Army Retired) of Oracle, AZ passed quietly away at 9:45am on January 29th, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
He joins his wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann Lewis and his son Michael in the warm embrace of God; leaving his children Tracy, Mark, Donna, Kathi, Harvey, Robert, Carl, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren to carry on his legacy. Raised as an only child to loving, adopted parents, he thought of himself as the seed of a whole new clan.
With 28 years in the United States Army and 21 years of civil service with the US Army Personnel Command, Harvey exemplified dedicated service to his country and those who defend it.
He was quick with a joke and felt at ease in most any social circle. He loved his children and instilled in them the values of dedication, perseverance, independence and an appreciation for lifelong learning. He will be remembered by all those whose lives he touched by those very values.
His children feel fortunate to have had a father that gave them the courage to be the individuals they are; with their mother’s love and his independence and vision, they have all found the freedom to follow their own unique paths and live life on their own terms, that is a true gift.
There will be a private service for the family at 8024 Hackberry Drive Las Vegas, NV 89123. In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation to the VFW Foundation (www.vfwfoundation.org) be made in his name.
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Your father sounds like he was an amazing man. Recently, someone told me, that to live and love in the hearts of those we left behind is not to die. I don’t know that we have ever met but we are friends on facebook. And cousins by marriage. If you need someone to listen to you or to talk, I’m here. Take care.
Harvey’s friends in Saddlebrooke, Arizona, will miss him. He had an exemplary career in the Army and shared his experiences with our men’s breakfast group. Several in that group had, like Harvey, served in Vietnam. The website he built and maintained for our Saddlebrooke unit helped keep us informed and in touch. We know his last months were very difficult and sincerely hope the rest he’s found will comfort his family in their time of loss.