Frank Pirnique, who worked Oct. 1967-June 2003 in the School of Economic Sciences, died June 29, 2017 at his home in Palouse, Wash.

Pirnique was born Aug.15, 1937 in Little Rock, Ark. He grew up in Arkansas and received his education there. He attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mathematics. Pirnique was an accomplished swimmer and continued competitive swimming while in college.

Frank moved to Seattle and worked for a number of years for Boeing. In 1968, he moved to Pullman, where he worked as a systems analyst for 33 years. He provided expert assistance in an array of programming and computer skills procedures. He assisted graduate students in completing their master’s thesis  and doctoral dissertation research.

Pirnique married Mary Bennett in 1970 in Pullman, and they lived in Palouse. He was an avid bird hunter, and enjoyed deer and elk hunting, fishing, especially in Kodiak, Alaska, and Canada.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary at the family home outside Palouse, Wash.; his daughter, Kristi Pirnique-Kozney (Scott) of Arvada, Colo.; three grandchildren, Ryanne, Hunter & Audrey Kozney; his brother, Allan (Jane) Pirnique of El Dorado, Ark.; step-sister Carol (Alf) Williams of Little Rock, Ark.; his nieces and nephews, Amy & Gray Williams; David and Michael Pirnique and two cousins, Sandy Gray & Gray Dillenger.

At Pirnique’s request, no public services will be held. Memorial donations are suggested to the Boy Scouts of America or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to