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Luis Guillermo Pineda

July 25, 1959 ~ January 17, 2022 (age 62)


Luis Guillermo "Bill" Pineda Newberry was born on July 25, 1959, to Luis Guillermo Pineda Belloso and Anne Newberry de Pineda in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He spent his early childhood in Maracaibo, coming to the USA during each summer, allowing him to be fluent in English and Spanish. He attended the Colegio Los Maristas in Maracaibo for his elementary years and The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania for high school, graduating in 1977.

Religion was a very important part of Bill's life. Although raised Roman Catholic, he had a born-again experience with the Seventh-day Adventist church in his late teens. Later, as he was exposed to Asian culture, he devoted himself to the practice of Buddhism. After high school, Bill immersed himself into the work of natural healing, health, agriculture and religion. His work took him to Belize, where he learned German to better communicate with the Menonite farmers. Bill eventually returned to the USA to complete his formal education by attending Andrews University graduating in 1987 with a BS degree in technology education and again in 1989 with an MAT in technology education.

Bill married Aletha Gruzensky in 1986 and they had one daughter, Angela, in 1988. In 1989 they moved near Boulder, Colorado. Bill divorced in 1994.

While in Boulder, he worked in several computer technology companies and took a certificate course in computers at VoTec. He wrote a program to speed up quality control checks for a computer company in town.

With an ongoing interest in health care, Bill became a licenced acupuncturist in 2000. During his acupuncture studies, Bill traveled to China, subsequently learning his fourth language, Mandarin. Bill was a distinguished athlete in several sports, including golf, tennis, table tennis, track and field (200 meter dash school record), squash, ski, and snowboarding. He enjoyed hiking and outdoor living.

Bill died at home in January, 2022. He is survived by his daughter Angela, his two grandchildren Lucy and Lincoln, his mother Anne Newberry, sister Barbara, brothers Federico, Tomas, Daniel, Andres, and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed.







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Memorial Service
June 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Tabor Funeral and Cremation Services of Brighton and Fort Lupton
75 South 13th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601

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