Bob Pinard

 

Robert G Pinard, PhD, was born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, when Bob was an infant. he attended schools under the direction of the Marist Brothers in the Manchester area. excelled in academics and sports, playing basketball and hockey on varsity teams in high school.

He attended Fordham University, New York, earning bachelors and masters degrees in history. He earned his doctorate in education at Nova University, Florida.

Bob met the love of his life, June, at St. Joseph's College in Jensen Beach, Florida, where Bob was the Dean of Men and June the Dean of women. They were married in Miami FL in 1968. Bob and June were blessed with a son, Robert Thomas Pinard, in 1970. He taught his son gardening, swimming, and his favorite sport, golfing.

Bob's teaching career spanned 50 years. Among his positions were professor of History and Sociology at the University of Virginia, Director of Education at both Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and American Medical International, Houston TX. In an administrative capacity, he served as Director of Education for Northeastern Arkansas College. His love of teaching and as a coach of basketball, baseball and golfing brought respect from and inspiration to thousands of students who remember him as a great motivator who prepared them for life after school and athletics.

As a businessman, Bob co-founded Pinard Home Health Services, Inc., and Pinard Continuing Education Corporation, both of Ocala, Florida.

Bob's caring and love of fellow man was most evident as he provided counseling services for families in distress in the greater Houston area. he counseled at many institutions including Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Houston, TX.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, June, son Robert, both of Spring TX, brother Maurice Pinard and nephews Paul and Stephen Pinard all of Cape Cod, MA. He was predeceased by his father, Ludger Pinard, and mother, Grace Bolduc Pinard, both of Massachusetts, and by his sister, Bernadette Grenier, of New Hampshire.

Remembrances may be made to the Retired Sisters of St Joseph, PO Box 3505, St Augustine FL 32085, in the name of Dr Robert G Pinard.


Bob was buried Wednesday 3 August 2011 with service from the Chapel of St Ignatius Loyola Catholic church, Spring TX, Rev. Father Norbert Maduzia officiating.


Gus Nolan received a letter from June Pinard:


Dear Brother Nolan,
I received the latest bulletin/newsletter from Poughkeepsie and enjoyed reading about the works done by so many brothers
I am June Pinard - my husband, Robert Pinard, died June 5, 2011. We were married forty-two years, and he was always a Marist.
We visited Camp Marist several times, and I enjoyed seeing him share with his "Brothers." (This was his favorite time in life.)
Bob said his rosary and daily prayers every day of his life. He suffered before he died, but he never forgot his "beads."
Brother Norbert Rodriguez visited with us over the years, and, of course, he and Bob played golf.
We have a son, named after Bob, but Bob prayed for him every day as "drugs" became a problem in his teen years; but he did come to his father's funeral Mass. I just wanted you to know. I miss him so.