Nickolas Angelo Pinell
January 16, 1946 – January 17, 2013

Nick Pinell, age 67, passed away peacefully January 17, 2013. He was blessed to have all his family by his side, spend time with each of them and to be at home on his birthday where he wanted to be. He was a very warm, caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be forever missed, and always in our thoughts and hearts.

Nickolas Angelo Pinell was born January 16, 1946 to Nickolas and Pearl (Harding) Pinell. He was a native of Colorado Springs and very proud of being from such a great state as Colorado. He graduated from Air Academy High School in 1965 and a few years later started working for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He served the community as a Wildlife Metro Tech for forty years and loved every minute of it!

Nick enjoyed working on cars and was a member of the Cavaliers Classic Car Club and he would go fishing and hunting as often as he could.

He was always known for his great love of people and always stood ready to help those in need, even if that need involved a skunk on your back porch or a bear in your tree. The Colorado Mountains were extremely important to Nick, even after his retirement from the Colorado Division of Wildlife he continued on as a volunteer. He truly felt closest to God when he was outdoors amongst nature.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cindy; children: Tami and Scott Metts of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nicklos Troy Pinell of Divide, Colorado, Jamie and Lorey Jackson of Billingsley, Alabama, Adam and Noelle Jackson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister: Izetta and Ted Shonts of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren: Nicklos Pinell, Alex Pinell, Gregory Pinell, Kevin Metts, Dylan Metts, Abby Jackson, Lesley Jackson, Jamie Jackson, and “Castor” Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nickolas and Pearl Pinell; and sisters: Mary Jo Whale, and Ethel Morphis.

A memorial service will be held in Nick’s honor 3:00 pm Monday, January 21, 2013 at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Attn: Tracy, 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

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