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Donald Pina, 68, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away October 19, 2003. Visitation will be 7-8:30 PM, Wednesday, October 22 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, MO. Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Thursday, October 23rd at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 907 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Kansas City, MO. Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Family requests memorial donations to American Cancer Society, VFW, DAV, American Legion, or Local Hospice Programs. Donald was born July 13, 1935 in Bedford, MA, son of John and Elena Pina. Donald was a U.S. Marine Corps Korean conflict Veteran. He was stationed at Camp Lejune, N.C. After serving in the military, Donald returned to his home town of New Bedford, and was then transferred to New York where he resided until 1985, where he was a successful business owner of a five store corporation as well as a graduate of
Iona College with a certification as a paralegal. Then in 1985, Donald relocated to Kansas City. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jenny Monterio; and daughter, Ruth. Survivors include his wife, Annalisa Zapien-Pina, Lee’s Summit, MO; sons and daughters in law, Kevin and Gayle Pina, Keith and Cyrilla Pina; sons, Raphael and Jon Miguele, Damion Zapion-Pina, and Alexander Mitchell all of Kansas City. His grandchildren and his many relatives will always be natured by the legacy of his love for them. It is not the value of a life that is measured in material gains, but the lives that are touched along the way.