Paul N. Pinkerton, 67, of Manheim, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Deborah Singer Pinkerton. Paul was the loving husband of Sandra Campbell Pinkerton and they shared over 21 wonderful years of life together. Paul is a member of LCBC Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In his early years, Paul worked for Agway, Manheim as a mill truck driver for 9 years, he then purchased Longeneckers Green Houses in Manheim and operated a wholesale flower business for 27 years. In his later years Sandra and Paul started their own corporation, Gail Neilson Facilitators, to help American Families adopt abandoned Vietnam infants. Paul and Sandy adopted four beautiful children of their own; three are from Vietnam and one is from the United States. Since 1997 Paul and Sandy have helped over 350 families to adopt children from that part of the world. With a loving interest, passion and devotion to help children from Vietnam, Paul and Sandy founded a children’s charity called “Paul’s Kids”; this charity has provided funding for healthcare, education tuition, physical therapy rooms, heart and eye surgeries, for children in Vietnam. The charity continues with his work.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Sandra, is a daughter, Hannah E. Pinkerton, a son, Isaiah H. Pinkerton, a daughter, Deborah T. Pinkerton, a son, Noah T. Pinkerton, all at home, two brothers: James husband of Joanne Pinkerton of Mount Joy, David husband of Cathy Pinkerton, of Manheim, three sisters: Carol wife of Gerald Kipphorn of Lancaster, Rosemary Young companion of Donald Rineer of Mountville, and Martha wife of William Maney of Lititz.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance to Celebrate the Life of Paul Pinkerton at LCBC Church in the (Loft Auditorium), 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Please park in the rear of the church and use the Plaza Entrance. There will be a viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be additional viewing at LCBC Church on Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Paul’s memory to: Funds to help the Pinkerton Family, go to: www.gofundme.com/pinkerton or Paul’s Kids Vietnam Charity, go to: paulskids.typepad.com.