Dr. Bob (Robert Orin) Pinneo passed away quietly on the morning of November 14, 2019. He could not win his fourth major battle with cancer and the good Lord decided to take him so he did not have to fight any longer.
Dr. Bob was born in Bozeman, Montana on December 11, 1935 to Victor and Alice (Petersen) Pinneo. He attended 36 schools in the first six grades as his Dad worked for the Department of the Interior, finding just the right locations to build dams, and whatever else the government needed to build. They lived in tents, old mining cabins, and boarded up tents as they moved around the country for his Dad’s work.
Dr. Bob (as he was affectionally known by all who loved him) was an amazing Professor at Valley High School (Las Vegas, NV), as well as developing the first computers for UNLV and teaching many students. He helped students at White Pine High School finish their Chemistry classes (a subject he disliked very much) when the teacher left unexpectedly with nine weeks of school left. He loved teaching at Great Basin Community College in Ely, NV and then meeting his students whenever he went to the post office, store, doctor, etc.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Evie of 37 wonderful years. He has one brother, John Michael (Amy), who was quite a bit younger. He is also survived by his three children: Jacki (Milton) Linn of Las Vegas, NV and their six children, spouses and children; Vicki Gooss of Las Vegas, NV and two children, spouse and child; and Craig (Karen) Pinneo of Reno, NV and their two children, and Evie’s two daughters: Tonya (Trevor) Knell of Nashville, TN and their four children, and Sheila (Shawn) Bruse of Las Vegas, NV. In total, he is survived by 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was one proud Dad and Grandfather. He has many special cousins as well.
His favorite tease to Evie was: “That’s Physics, Dear”. She will certainly miss that tease.
At Dr. Bob’s request, there will be no services.