Elizabeth Reynolds Pinto

Elizabeth Reynolds Pinto, 79, of Fremont, Ohio, died April 5, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born December 29, 1938 in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of Charles William and Myrtle Frances (Robertson) Reynolds.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Warren County High School, Class of 1957, and Roller Business College, Front Royal, Virginia. She worked for Doubleday Publishing Company before being hired by the Department of Environmental Services for the District of Columbia where she served as an Executive Secretary and met Bunifred Pinto, her future husband.

Elizabeth and Bunifred were married at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 1973. Upon the birth of their first child, Elizabeth switched her career, devoting herself to being a full-time homemaker. After successfully seeing both her children through school and off to college, Elizabeth resumed her secretarial career, this time serving as Office Manager for IPS Treatment in Toledo, Ohio, a position from which she retired in 2003.

Elizabeth had an unwavering faith in God and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Throughout her years at school, Elizabeth was an honors student who always excelled in her studies. She was a talented artist and musician and had a beautiful voice. Growing up, she led her church’s youth group in song on many occasions. She passed her love of music and art on to her children and grandchildren.

Elizabeth played an active role in her children’s elementary schools, often taking the lead in designing and implementing new school activities, from new art projects for the students to playing Santa Claus for the kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes during their Christmas celebrations.

Elizabeth was witty and had a quick intellect; she enjoyed solving all kinds of puzzles, at which she was very skilled. Her hobbies were numerous and included reading, gardening, woodworking, singing, painting and drawing. Elizabeth was also a fantastic cook and enjoyed entertaining.

Elizabeth Pinto was an exceptional woman who always put serving God and her family first in her life. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving is her husband of nearly 45 years, Bunifred Pinto; children, Janna Michele (James) Bighouse and Jonathan (Rebecca) Mathew Pinto; grandchildren, C.J. (Alena) Holland, Crystal (Kevin) Nikkel, Alexandra Bighouse and Joshua Bighouse; great-grandchildren, Josie and Melody; sister, Odessa (Samuel) Linn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles William Reynolds and Myrtle Frances Reynolds-Staton; step-father, Lusby Staton; siblings, Charles Elwood Reynolds, James Binford Reynolds, Glasgow Lynn Reynolds, Leroy Franklin Reynolds and Marjorie Ann Reynolds.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with burial to follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

  4 comments for “Elizabeth Reynolds Pinto

  1. Roystan & Irene Pinto
    April 15, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Sincere condolences to all of the family members. May Aunt Libby’s soul rest in peace.

  2. Joy
    April 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

    A prayer, a flower and a candle on your grave, my dear Godmother..
    A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness among your near and dear ones.
    You have only departed from this earth but will always live in our hearts
    Wish I got to spend more time with you, but am glad and grateful for the opportunity of meeting you when we were in Canada, thoughts and memories of you will be cherished forever.
    My heartfelt condolences to Uncle Bunny, Janna and Jonathan.
    We will miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind lady.
    May God bless them and grant them grace and strength especially at this difficult time.
    R.I.P. Godma

    With deepest sympathies,

  3. Wendy Gonsalves
    April 16, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Dear Uncle Bunny, Janna & Fly, Jonathan & Fly

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Libby & deeply sympathize with you dear Uncle, Janna & Jonathan.

    Aunt Libby was such a shining light in so many people’s life. She was also a loving mother to Bosco which we will never forget and a supportive personality too. We’ll all will truly miss her.

    May her soul rest in peace. We also know in our Christian faith that : “death is not the end of life but a beginning of a new life with our Risen Lord Jesus. She is now in a better place than earth and enjoying peace joy happiness and most of all life without any pain & suffering with the Angels and Saints.

    Wish we could be present with you at this time of grief. But we assure you that we will always be there with you and fly in spirit and prayers.

    Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Libby. Love you and miss you dearly.

    Lotsa Love & Prayers
    Wendy John & Fly

  4. Odessa Reynolds Linn
    April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I am so blessed that you are my sister and my best friend. You loved me unconditionally and stood with me though thick and thin. We shared joys and sorrows; laughter and tears. I have so many memories of our childhood years (especially in Middletown). Playing cowboys & Indians; your chasing me with the caterpillars and walking to school together. I will miss our daily phone conversations and am so thankful that I was “there” with you when Jesus received you into Heaven to be with HIM. I WILL see you again and we can be together FOREVER ~~ until then. Love, Scooch

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