Paul Nicholas Pingie

Paul Nicholas Pingie, 66, of 2 South Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center in Smethport. 

Born January 25, 1953 in Bradford, he was a son of the late John M. and Marguerite Julia (Whitney) Pingie. 

He was a 1970 graduate of Bradford High School and had attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Paul owned and operated Bay Drive Inn in Willow Creek in the early 1980's, as well as worked construction in Ellicottville. In the mid 80's, he moved to Florida and was the general manager of Cadillac Jack's, Penrod's and the Elbo Room in Ft. Lauderdale. He joined his brother Jim in 1988 and co-owned Players until 1996 when he retired due to his health. 

He was a former member of the Pennhills Club, an active member of the American Legion, Italian Club and the Marquee Club. He was an avid fan of the Rolling Stones, and Buffalo Bills. 

Surviving are two step children Jason Keck and Christy Keck, two grandchildren, Brenden Stidd and Kayla Keck, two sisters, Yvonne (Mike) Grekalski, and Judith Martin, all of St. Louis, MO, two brothers, Mark Pingie, and Jonathan "Jim" Pingie, both of Bradford, one sister-in-law Debbie Pingie, of Lewis Run, and several nieces and nephews including Kimberly Grekalski, Jennifer Fargo, Matthew Grekalski, Andrew Pingie, Scott Pingie, Katherine Martin, Ashley Martin, Jeff Gabel, and Jodie Gabel, he is also survived by many great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Allen "Al" Pingie, who passed away on April 23, 2019, and infant brother John Michael Pingie, and several aunts and uncles including Nicholas Pingie who died August 25, 2019.

Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Paul's life, on Saturday September 14, 2019 between the hours of 2:00pm and 6:00pm at Player's Downtown, 12 Mechanic Street, Bradford.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the American Kidney Association. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Jim, Mark and families. I was really sorry to hear about Paul''s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your families.
— Wendy Hatch Brendel

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Pingie family.
— Laurie Webster Patmore

I loved Paulie. He was also very kind and sweet. He called me every year on my husband''s birthday. He was atrue friend. My prayers of peace, comfort and healing to all his family.
— Darlene Skaggs

I was so saddened to hear that Paul passed away. My thoughts, and prayers go out to the Pingie family, at this difficult time. I will always treasure all the good times many of us shared with Paul. Peace, and love forever!
— Steph Viola

Condolences

  • Jim, Mark and families. I was really sorry to hear about Paul''s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

    — Wendy Hatch Brendel
  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Pingie family.

    — Laurie Webster Patmore
  • I loved Paulie. He was also very kind and sweet. He called me every year on my husband''s birthday. He was atrue friend. My prayers of peace, comfort and healing to all his family.

    — Darlene Skaggs
  • I was so saddened to hear that Paul passed away. My thoughts, and prayers go out to the Pingie family, at this difficult time. I will always treasure all the good times many of us shared with Paul. Peace, and love forever!

    — Steph Viola