West Hoosick- Chester “Bill” Pine, 89, a lifelong resident of the Town of Hoosick, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at his residence following a short illness with his loving family by his side.
Born in Hoosick Falls March 27, 1931, Bill was the son of the late Lloyd and Jeanette (Haykes) Pine and, for over 65 years, the husband of Jacqueline “Jackie” (Lewis) Pine of West Hoosick, who survives. Bill and Jackie were married September 10, 1955, at the Gilead Lutheran Church in Brunswick.
Bill was a graduate of the former Walter Wood Memorial High School.
On October 29, 1954, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Keesler Air Base in Mississippi and later at Tinker Air Base in Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged August 28, 1958, with the rank of Airman First Class.
Upon returning home to Hoosick Falls he accepted a position as a production worker with the former Behr-Manning Manufacturing Company in Watervliet. Bill retired after 33 years of service and two owners, the former Norton Company and, most recently, St. Gobain. After retiring, Bill worked as a limousine driver for the R&R Limo Company in Hoosick Falls as a way to stay active in the community. He enjoyed driving for many weddings, proms, showers, and students at the Hoosac School.
Bill was a member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR fan, attended many air shows to see the airplanes and county fair to watch the tractor pulls. He was a car buff and enjoyed working on cars throughout his life. More recently he enjoyed watching TV, listening to old time Country music and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Shelby.
In addition to his wife Jackie, Bill is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dewey Harris of Hudson, NH, and Kimberly and Marhn Fullmer of Cary, NC, a granddaughter, Shelby Harris of Hudson, NH, six brothers and sisters, James and Sylvia Pine of San Diego, CA, Sandra and LaVerne Davis of Cambridge, NY, Brenda and Bob VanOlpen of Troy, Burton and Margaret Pine of West Hoosick, George and Alison Pine of West Hoosick, and Barbara and Tom Gunder of Austin, TX, two sisters-in-law, Marilene Hammond of Troy and Shirley Little of Chestertown, NY, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, the late John “Jack” Lewis, Helen Brust, William Lewis, Hazel Bentley, Arlayne Smith, Milton Lewis, and Jean Sliter.
A funeral service for Bill will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the West Hoosick Baptist Church with Rev. J.D. Milton officiating. Burial will follow in the West Hoosick Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Current NYS Health Department COVID 19 requirements of proper social distancing and face masks will be observed.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the West Hoosick Baptist Church, 1349 Buskirk-W. Hoosick Road, Buskirk, NY 12028 or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad, 21 1st Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 in memory of Chester “Bill” Pine.
Funeral service details are under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown, NY.