Calling Hours:
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Monday, January 27, 2020, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Rev. Sean Hall, officiating
Pastor of Hillside Presbyterian Church

Inurnment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery

Darryl S. Pinney, 79 of Jamestown has passed away on January 23, 2020 to reunite with his cherished family members and friends.  Darryl was the admired husband of Hilda J. Peden for 44 years.  She passed away on January 23, 2006.

Together, they were the parents of Steve Pinney and his wife Linda (Shannon) of Greenville, Michelle (Pinney) Bish and her husband Brian of Jamestown, and Traci (Pinney) Gosser and her husband Brad and his childern of Greenville.  He was the grandfather of Scott (and wife Dana), Kylie, Courtney, Bill and Jeffery and great-grandfather to Brooklyn.  Darryl was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Sanders Steel and step-father Joe Steel, his father Guy Clifford Pinney and his grandparents Dursie and Charlie Lawrence who raised him and a grandson Alex Andrew Miller.

As a young man, Darryl began his first job in Lawrence's Service Station in Jamestown behind the candy counter.  He was quickly promoted to gas attendant after eating more candy than he sold.  After graduation in 1959 from Jamestown High School, Darryl started at Blazon Toy Factor with 10 fingers and left in 1960 with 9.  He then decided to continue his education at Orgene Barber School in Erie, PA.  From 1961 to 1963 Darryl worked as a barber in Sharon, PA.  Later in 1963 he joined John McClintock at McClintock's Barber Shop in Jamestown, PA.  Darryl continued barbering in Jamestown until July of 2009 when the historic wedge-shaped barber shop finally closed it's doors.  Darryl then joined his daughter at her barber shop in Greenville, The Men's Room until his retirement in September of 2017. 

As a barber and landlord for 58 years, Darryl impacted many lives and formed numerous friendships.  He was instrumental in establishing the Jamestown Historical Society and was co-author of the book “Through the Arch”.  Through the 1970's and early 1980's, Darryl worked as a real estate agent in Greenville for David Lewis Real Estate. 

Darryl also dabbled in photography, hypnosis, collecting vintage cameras, was the owner of the Pinney Arcade, and also served for many years as president of Jamestown Little League.  Darryl was a member of the Greenville Family Moose Center #276 and the Greenville Elks #145. Above all, Darryl's true passion was dancing.  He was a veracious ballroom dancer for 37 years.  He enjoyed travel and his home in Florida for many years along side his companion and dance partner, Beth Myers. 

Darryl is also survived by his 3 sisters, Diane Stevens of Kinsman, OH, Ruth Steel of Meadville, PA and Ella Steel of Jamestown, PA.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown with Rev. Sean Hall, Pastor of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville officiating, because his children refused to honor his wishes to have him sent to the taxidermist and placed behind his barber chair, as he requested. 

Family and friends may call the funeral home on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:00-7:00pm. Inurnment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown Area Historical Society, 405 Summit St., Jamestown, PA 16134.



  1. Joe F. (PCC) Joe F. (PCC)
    January 24, 2020    

    Sorry to hear of your loss . . . Darryl was always easy-going and fun to talk with. BTW, very nice obituary with a perfect touch of humor. It made for a few chuckles despite obituaries always being a difficult read. . . . Joe F. (PCC)

  2. Jerryhodge Jerryhodge
    January 24, 2020    

    I always enjoyed Darrel. Blessings Tracy and all the family.

  3. Pete and Adria Petersen Pete and Adria Petersen
    January 24, 2020    

    We send our deepest condolences to Darrel’s family. We were good dancing friends of Darrel and Beth, and we will miss him. He was a wonderful person.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 25, 2020    

    My condolences and prayers for Darryl ‘s family. I always enjoyed getting my haircut and a life lesson from Darryl. He was a genuinely good person- always interested in his customer/friends lives. As a kid growing up, I would find myself stopping in at the old barbershop and being entertained and educated about politics, history of Jamestown, photography and whatever else was the topic of the day. And get a haircut! RIP, my friend..

  5. Dee Perseghetti-Jellots Dee Perseghetti-Jellots
    January 25, 2020    

    Sending my deepest sympathy for Darryl’s family and for Beth. Darryl will be missed by many and I am among those who are greatly saddened by his passing. Darryl’s positivity and impact on many lives will remain strong for years to come. I am sure there are golden dance floors under your feet now so, “Dance on, Darryl, my friend, dance on!”

  6. Christine white Christine white
    January 25, 2020    

    Sorry for your loss. We went to grade school in Jamestown . Yes this was a long time ago, but we had good times back then.

  7. Mark, Jackie, Allyson, Amy Meighen & Jenna Tofani Mark, Jackie, Allyson, Amy Meighen & Jenna Tofani
    January 25, 2020    

    Dear Pinney Family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  8. Scott Patton Scott Patton
    January 25, 2020    

    Traci, Steve, Michelle,

    My condolences. Your Father will truly be missed but leaves a lot of fond memories. I learned from Darryl at a young age that 2+2×2=6 (not 8).

  9. Peg McAndrew Revell Peg McAndrew Revell
    January 26, 2020    

    My condolences to the Pinney family. I am sorry for your loss.I was a friend and classmate of your Mom’s, so have known you Dad for a long time. He was always friendly and had a smile and kind work for all. He will be missed.
    I am stuck inside with a flu bug so I am thinking of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Carole.Magargee Carole.Magargee
    January 26, 2020    

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal.

    Don’t cry because it is over..smile because it happened!

    Memories live on in your heart until the end of time

    Beth, family and friends

  11. Wayne Durniok Wayne Durniok
    January 26, 2020    

    My condolences to the Pinney family during this difficult time. I had the privilege of receiving haircuts and great conversations with Darryl over the years. As a kid I was fascinated by his vast knowledge of so many topics. Sometimes I would just stop by the old barbershop to listen to Darryl and the assortment of cronies carry on about politics, religion, current events, etc. It seemed to me, he would always make you feel welcome and important. Don’t experience that so much anymore..everyone’s in a hurry to get nowhere. I’m grateful for having known him. RIP Darryl.

  12. Norma Leary Norma Leary
    January 27, 2020    

    Darryl was an interesting, talented and kind man. I will miss him, I’m so sorry he was ill for so long. We worked together on many projects and I enjoyed working with him. My condolences to the entire family.

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