May 23, 1930 – April 14, 2020
Joseph “Joe” Pine, 89, of New Kent (formerly of Seattle, WA), died on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at home, with family.
Born in Newport, RI on May 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Pacheco) Pine. Joe was predeceased by his daughter Janet Pine and son Joey Pine; his four brothers Frank Pine; Fredrick Pine; Thomas Pine; and Manuel Pine; and nine sisters: Helen Ratkowski; Beatrice Paiva; Clara Bauje; Hilda Silvia; Isabella Walker; Marion Amerson; Rose Sawyer; Madeline Blanchard, and Elsie Hicks. He is survived by his daughters: Vickie Blunt (Tommy) of New Kent, VA and Renee Molina (Juan) of Chesapeake, VA; his son Ronald Pine of West Virginia; his sister Margaret Deese of Yuma, AZ. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
Joe was a veteran of the US Air Force/National Guard in the 1950’s. Following military service, Joe worked in the tugboat industry, as a truck driver, and then found his passion and calling as a chef. Joe worked for many years in Seattle as a chef, at Vito’s Restaurant, earning Chef of the Year for the state of Washington in 1995. Upon retiring as a chef, Joe went to live and work on M Bar C Ranch in Freeland, WA, where he served as chef and caretaker for the animals at the ranch which conducted a lot of charity for forgotten children (children with disabilities). Joe moved to New Kent in 2013 to be with family and he became a member at Sandston Baptist Church and was baptized in 2015. At Sandston Baptist, Joe became an active member of the Brotherhood, helping people in the Sandston community. Joe leaves behind many beloved relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
What a life- how blessed he was with loving family and friends. He always had an interesting story to tell and he always had time to HELP Billy with a BROTHERHOOD project. He will be remembered……….
Vickie, I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He was a Great Man and I always like speaking to him at church. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I love him. Dennis and I enjoyed his stories and just being with him. It was an honor to watch his baptism. Vickie, Tommy and family, we love you ALL. Keeping you in prayer.
Love you dad your son ronald pine
My thoughts and prayers to Vickie, Tom and the family. This is a very trying time for us all. The loss of a loved one only amplifies the difficulties of dealing with these times. God Bless you all and keep the faith.
Tom, Vickie, Corey and family-
My thoughts are with all of you as you mourn. It sounds like Mr Pine enriched the lives of many, including all of you. May you laugh and cherish the stories and times you had together, the good food he cooked for you (and many others), and rejoice in the time he gave to others, as a testament to his life well lived.
Alan & Felicia
My dad was a great story teller, interesting life he lived. He will be dearly missed. RIP Jow. Love u as always. Vickie