His Legacy...Glen Richard Pingston, 74, passed away October 7, 2020 . He was born on August 27, 1946, in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan to Frederick Pingston and Mary Adell (McGrath) Somerville. Big Pinky married the love of his life, Jill (Woodworth) Pingston, on January 29, 1966 in Walled Lake, Michigan, and was married to her for nearly 55 years. Glen was a life-long learner, his favorite topic being science: political science, computer science, physics and the cosmos. He had a vast knowledge of the universe and spent hours reading and learning new discoveries, and then sharing that knowledge. He also fervently followed politics, often leaving CNN on for background noise. Glen was never short on opinions and loved to talk the ear off of anyone who would listen. His other passion was music. Known to local communities as “Big Pinky”, he began his music career at 14 by starting his first band, and by giving music lessons. He wrote many songs over the years, performed at many venues from his daughters’ weddings to venues in Detroit and the surrounding areas. Glen enjoyed his gardens, boating, camping, the proper way to filet a fish, dry martins with extra olives, and designing projects that often filled binders.
His Family... Glen will be missed by his wife Jill Pingston; his children, Heather (John) Clark, Shawn (Jason) Elmy, Megan (Keith) Paul, Michael (Diana) Dagen, and Jody (Kathy) Woodruff; siblings, Mark (Janet) Pingston and Susan Cassini; grandchildren Ashton Clark, Brendan Clark, Carter Elmy, Reese Elmy, Ava Paul, and Tyce Paul. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick Pingston and Mary Somerville.
His Farewell... Glen’s family and friends will gather Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. A community farewell will take place on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Dexter United Methodist Church at 11:00AM, with a gathering beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Matt Hook will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Big Pinky’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
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To the family for future designation