- Lasting Memories - Stephen Lawrence Pinto's memorial

Stephen Lawrence Pinto
Dec. 7, 1952-Sept. 14, 2023
Livermore, California

Steve Pinto was born as the second of six children to his parents Larry and Ruth on December 7, 1952. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from Skyline High School in 1971. As the son of a 35-year veteran of the Oakland Fire Department, Steve joined the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) in 1974. His younger brothers Mark and Chris would end up working as firefighters as well (Alameda County and Berkeley) to cement a Pinto family legacy committed to fire protection in the East Bay. On February 26, 1978, Steve would marry the love of his life (Stella), and would remain happily married for 45 years. They moved to Livermore and had two daughters (Stephanie and Kristina) who attended Livermore schools and would follow their mom’s lead by ultimately working as educators for LVJUSD. As a man of faith, Steve was generous with his time assisting on projects both big and small at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley. In his spare time, Steve loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter who also enjoyed fishing, water skiing, and playing golf. Additionally, Steve was an accomplished bass guitarist who played in various bands and loved listening to music (often on full blast if he thought nobody was around). After retiring from a distinguished career at LPFD in 2007, Steve continued to remain active. He maintained the same part-time job repairing violins that he started at the age of 12, but his favorite past-time was going on trips and spending quality time with his family and friends. He especially loved being around his grandchildren. Steve was surrounded by family and friends at the moment of his untimely passing on September 14, 2023. He was loved deeply by all who knew him and is remembered for his friendly and gracious nature, spirit of service, and sense of humor. Steve is survived by his wife Stella, daughters Stephanie (Tim) and Kristina (Nick), grandchildren Sophia (age 9) and Liam (age 2), along with 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 16 nieces and nephews. May his memory be eternal

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