Andea R. Pinskey



Andrea R. Pinskey, 58, of San Francisco, California, and formerly of Fostoria, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 1:15 am on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco.

She was born to the late Thomas R. Pinskey and Joni (Jackson) Pinskey.  Her mother survives her in Fostoria.  She married Thomas Ruffin in 1985 and he survives her in San Francisco. Also cherishing Andrea’s memory are her two daughters, Synara Ruffin, of Virginia and Ami Petra, of Oregon; two step-sons, Julius Ruffin , of Fremont, California and Daniel Ruffin, of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren, Andrew, Julius Jr., Jeremiah Thomas, Brianna and Dreusilla; and five sisters, Toni Pinskey, of Tampa, Florida, Janelle Pinskey, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lola (Don) Treadwell, of Streetsboro, Ohio, Cheryl Bryson, of Toledo, Ohio, and Diana (David) Patton, of Maumee, Ohio.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Damon Pinskey.

Andrea was a 1977 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. She was an Administrative Coordinator at Berkley University in Berkley California, and gave administrative training at California Pacific University in Vallejo, California.  She was a self-taught comedian and a wonderful singer.

A memorial service will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on February 17, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church, Fostoria. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Damon Pinskey Scholarship Fund at St. Wendelin.

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Dianne (Norris) Clark

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your daughter. We are not supposed to outlive our children, but sometimes God has greater things in store for her. I pray for you and your family, and know her memories with you will live on.

I haven't seen you for a few years, but just know you have always been a special person to me, and will long remember when you visited Mesa and you came over to our house and made some fine musical memories around the piano. RCA days seem so long ago, don't they?

 Posted February 13, 2017 - 10:16am
Jan Nomina

Dearest Joni and all the family,
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss you your beautiful Andrea's passing. What a lovely smile. It is good to know that she lived a full and happy life.

I well recall her from Emerson Jr. High School, years ago.

May loving memories warm your hearts, comfort, and fill you with God's special peace, during this most difficult time and in the days ahead.

Most sincerely,
Jan Nomina - Retired-Fostoria Schools

 Posted February 9, 2017 - 1:24pm
Angela Jackson

I'm holding dear the memory of some of our long telephone conversations. Andrea had so much wisdom! Andrea, my beautiful cousin will be forever in my heart!

 Posted February 7, 2017 - 2:55am
Angela Jackson

In loving memory of my very smart and beautiful cousin, Andrea! 'Forever in my heart'!

 Posted February 7, 2017 - 2:52am
Kim and Kevin Kreais

Joni, I am truly sorry for the loss of your daughter, Andrea. I know how much your children mean to you and I believe you are a great Mother. Please accept our sympathies.

 Posted February 6, 2017 - 10:18pm
Jan Peterson

Dear Joni, Am so sorry for your loss. Am praying for you and your family. Love to you, Jan Peterson

 Posted February 6, 2017 - 9:44pm
jeanne sallisbury

I was saddened by hearing the news of andrea's passing, we went to school together through out the Longfellow years. the only class reunion I attened, our 25th, she recognized me, but I had to do a double take! I then shouted, ANDREA!!!:) was so great seeing her! what a beautiful person inside and out!:) prayers to her family Jeanne(opperman) sallisbury

 Posted February 6, 2017 - 7:36pm
Jill Brickner

Joni & family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Jill from High St,. UMC

 Posted February 6, 2017 - 9:42am

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