Carlos Pinto

Published 8:47 am Friday, May 27, 2011

SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C.—Carlos Pinto, M.D. passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on May 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 9, 1927, he was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, sister and a nephew in Brasil.

Dr. Pinto is survived by his wife, Gloria Turner Pinto, sons, Carlos Ryan Pinto of Hampton, Va., and Charles Ross Pinto of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., daughter Colleen Barranger and sons Patrick and Connor of Richmond, Va., father-in-law David E. Turner of Franklin, Va., brothers-in-law David Turner, JR (Alice) of Drewryville, Va., Pete Turner (Gilda) , Wallace Turner (Betty) of Boykins, Va., sisters-in-law Kathryn Buckner (Edward) of Jacksonville, Fla., Gayle Johnson (Ronnie) of Capron, Va., brother Ruey Pinto of Sao Paulo, Brasil, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends Bill and Nora Saunders of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Deborah Ann and John R. Saunders.

Dr. Pinto received his BS from Colegio Ypiranga University and his MD from Faculdade Fluminense De Medicine State of Rio de Janerio, Brasil. Upon moving to the United States, he received his licenses from the Education Council of Foreign Medical Graduates, the state of Virginia and the American board of Pathology.

Dr. Pinto enjoyed his work and colleagues at St. Lukes Hospital, New Bedford, MA., and Carney Hospital in Boston, MA. He was medical examiner for Richmond and Henrico County, Va., and taught at MCV in Richmond, Va and Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Pinto served as medical director for Virginia Plasma Center in Norfolk, VA and Community Bio Resource of Richmond, VA.

He served as both vice president and president of Obici and Southampton Memorial Hospitals Medical Staff and the Tri-County Medical Society. Dr. Pinto retired from Carroll-Pinto Inc. in 2001 after 37 years. He belonged to numerous civic organizations including Rotary International and attended until he became ill.

He was a member of St. Judes Catholic Church in Franklin, Va., and attended Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Ocean View Baptist in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., until he became ill.

Dr. Pinto had a magnetic personality, always wore a smile and had a kind word for everyone he met. He was dearly loved by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends (today) Friday, May 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Franklin, Va., with a graveside service following at 5 p.m. in Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins, Va.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Kill Devil Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., 27948.

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