Joyce B. Pinto
Joyce Bunde Pinto was born on March 30,1935 as the fourth child of Oscar and Ruth Doud Bunde. Growing up on a farm in North Dakota, she attended a country school in Nelson County, often driven by her father by horse and buggy, or sleigh in the winter. The family relocated to the town of McVille, where they operated a restaurant and the children attended McVille High School. After high school graduation, Joyce spent a summer in California with her sister Margaret, working as a telephone operator. She returned to North Dakota to further her education at a business school in Grand Forks, attaining an associate’s degree. The allure of the West Coast drew her back to Santa Monica, where she worked at Douglas Aircraft and met her soulmate and lifelong best friend, Jack Pinto. After a short romance, they married in Santa Monica. Joyce and Jack moved to the East Coast, where their first child was born and she worked for a time at General Electric Corporation. The subsequent births of three more children and the nature of Jack’s job launched a new career for Joyce as family manager and relocation expert during frequent moves from coast to coast. After successfully launching their children, Joyce went to work in information technology and finally retired with Jack to Pennsylvania. Joyce was preceded in death by her oldest son Jackie, who passed away at the age of three, as well as her mother Ruth, father Oscar, and brothers Merle and Robert. She is survived by Jack, her husband of 64 years; Dr. Jeffrey Pinto (Mary Beth) of Penn State University; Jamie Williams (Larry), a retired technology marketing consultant; and Dr. Douglas Pinto (Wendy), an internist in Baltimore, Maryland. She was extremely proud of her six university-educated grandchildren Emily (Josh), Adrian (Kristi), Benjamin, Tessa, Sarah, and Joe, whose professional careers span medicine, finance, hospitality, music, and law. She was delighted with the recent additions of great-grandchildren Ezekiel and Trinity. Additional survivors include her sisters Margaret, Rosalie, and Sally; her brothers Jerome and Peter; and a number of nieces and nephews, including her honorary grandson Brian. Throughout life’s triumphs and tragedies, Joyce was sustained by a deep faith in Christ. Her and Jack’s faith has provided a rich legacy that will extend through generations. The family will hold a private service at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joyce’s name to Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org).