Harvey Pine

Harvey Pine

Harvey Pine

February 16, 1938 ~ June 11, 2014

Harvey Pine, 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Harvey was born on February 16, 1938 to David and Evelyn Pinchuk in North End, a suburb of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He attended Machray Grammar School and St. John’s Tech High School. He migrated with his parents to California in the mid-fifties. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Monica College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis.

Harvey served in the US Army in the environmental control section of 712th Preventive Medicine Company. While in the military he met Anita Chapman. They married after Harvey completed his military obligation. Inspired by his military occupation, he attended classes at California State University at Los Angeles leading to registration as an Environmental Specialist.

With the help of his wife Anita and the GI Bill he received a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Harvey had a 30 year career in environmental control. He was the Environmental Surveillance and Control Officer for Southwest Wyoming. He retired in 1994 from Los Angeles County Fire Department as a Hazardous Materials Specialist.

Harvey was active with his wife in skiing, bicycle touring, tennis and backpacking. He was a nationally ranked chess player and played in many tournaments including the US Open in Pasadena 1984. His wife’s family had a summer home in North Idaho. Harvey spent regular vacations in the area. This inspired him to buy his retirement home in Sandpoint. He maintained his French-speaking skill and got by reasonably well on many trips to France. He enjoyed playing petenque with locals and visiting the wineries of France with his wife.

His main hobby after retirement was writing. He was active in a number of writing groups. He published a novel, “Landa”, a number of plays and many short stories and articles. Many of his writings are still available free upon request. He was active in politics and a strong independent against both parties. He was a campaign manager for two independent candidates. He advocated for a balance of power believing that everyone should be represented in the ideal Republic. Harvey always claimed to be grateful for his good fortune, and happy life. He liked to quote his father by saying, “I got my money’s worth from my body.”

Harvey is survived by his wife Anita Pine of Sandpoint and his brother Eugene (Joan) Pinchuk of La Canada, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Harvey’s online memorial at www.lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.

Mr. Pine was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at a later date.


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