Richard Spencer Pindell, Jr.
- March 5, 1912 - October 10, 2009
- Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Dearest Mr, Pindell, I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing,my prayers are certainly with you. I played in your marching and symphonice bands...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jane White Hiatt - Greensboro, NC
“Jack, I was so sorry to read of the Captn's death. He was such an inspiration to everyone he met. I remember how you and your brother agonized...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Arden Crothers - Hampstead, NC
“To Stella and the Pindell family, We were greatly saddened to learn of your loss of Capt. Dick. He was a truly unique individual - warm, witty and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joan and Gene Smith - McLean, VA
“Jack and Julie, So sorry for your loss. Jack, your Dad was such a lovely and interesting man! How wonderful that he could spend all of his 97...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Betsey Talley - Wilmington, NC
“Capt. Dick was someone everyone to inspire to be like. He was a person that left an indelible impression on everyone he met, prayers for his family.
5 of 9 | Posted by: Capt. Dorian Rogers - Wilmington, NC
“Love leaves a memory that no one can take away. With deepest sympathy for your loss.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Patti Ward Fisher - Oak Island, NC
“Papa Jack and Julie, I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Captain was a man whose life influenced so many with loving kindness. Know that my...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie Nicholson - Indiana, PA
“Mr. Pindell(Jack), I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Mama called me and told me. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. I...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ledford Wilson - Hookerton, NC
“My deepest sympathies go out to the Pindell family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I think about Captain everyday since first meeting him and can...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Maggie Crumbo - Columbia, SC
Richard S. Pindell, Jr. passed away at age 97, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Born in Baltimore, MD to Richard Spencer Pindell, Sr. and Isabell MacIntosh Pindell. Dick was preceeded in death by his parents and his brother, Stuart M. Pindell, as well as his wife, Matilda Mann Pindell. He is survived by his sons Richard Spencer Pindell III and Jack Mann Pindell and his wife Julia. Five grandchildren were blessed to call him "Pappy": Richard Scott Pindell of Willow Springs, Elizabeth P. White, Kristin P. Bednarczyk (David) of Wilmington, Jason Scott Pindell (Lily) of Plantation, FL and Gina P. Till of Asheville. Eight great-grandchildren are a continuation of his legacy: Angie and Ricky White; Mason, Tabitha, Jaqulin, and Corbin Bednarczyk; Tristin Till and Jason Makai Pindell. Dick Pindell is also survived by Stella Klinefelter, his loving companion of twenty years, along with "Capt. Toby", their beloved dog. Dick Pindell attended Randolph Macon Military Academy, Duke University, and N.C. State College where he graduated in textile engineering. He wed Matilda Mann in 1934 and their marriage continued for over fifty years until her death in 1987. His career included thirty years with Burlington Mills before he retired to Seapath Tower at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. He then spent more than twenty years as a charter boat captain specializing in deep sea fishing and diving. Dick and Stella lived in Hampstead, NC, and enjoyed traveling the world together. In 2008 he moved to The Commons at Brightmore where he charmed fellow residents and caring staff alike. Cap'n Dick loved life. He showed us all how to embrace life with great energy and enthusiasm, always demonstrating optimism and a grateful heart. His formula for longevity was E.D.A. – exercise, diet and attitude. Dick was a licensed private pilot, an active member of the Power Squadron, and served on the first Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla committee. He loved being on the water in his boat, The Pisces, and was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for many years. It was not uncommon to find Dick listening to music; tapping his foot and conducting the band playing on the radio. He loved a good conversation and within minutes he would be sharing some of life's treasures that he learned from his mother. "Nothing ever bothers me, my life is one big jubilee…" A memorial service will be held at 3 P.M. Monday, October 12, 2009 in Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice , 1412 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or a favorite charity.