SOQUEL — David Louis Pini died Monday, May 7, 2012 on a tractor job on Little Creek Road in Soquel. He was 59.
Mr. Pini was born on August 4, 1952 at the Santa Cruz Hospital to Beverly and Louis Pini. He had over 45 years of experience and was known for his legendary skills operating tractors and heavy machinery. Mr. Pini was a logger for Scarborough Lumber and Roy Pini and an operating engineer for Olive Springs Quarry and Granite Construction and Rock. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with two of his closest friends Donny Sacamoto and Frank Sloan.
Mr. Pini learned a love and appreciation of life and nature through his experiences fishing and hunting with his dad and his brother Jim. He was always ready to help when someone needed it, to take on stray animals; he was that person everyone went to.
Mr. Pini is survived by his children, Niki, Joey, and Kim Pini; brother Jim (Kathy) Pini; the mother of his children Cathy Prevost; his extended family Winnie and the Prevost crew; and many friends.
Please come and share stories and celebrate Dave with us on May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Corralitos Community Center on 33 Browns Valley Rd. Corralitos, CA. 95076. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.
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