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Gary L. Dinger
Gary L. Dinger, 74, of Dayton, Pa., passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on Nov. 9 1946, the son of Ralph M. and Vada L. (Ferringer) Dinger.
Gary graduated from Dayton High School in 1964 and was lifelong resident of the area. Gary served his country honorably with boots on the ground in Vietnam 317th Battalion Combat Engineers. Gary was a 53 year member of the Rural Valley American Legion Post #0523. He was a 46 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #66. He was an excellent Pan Operator, working in several local projects for various companies. Following retirement, Gary enjoyed traveling nationwide with his wife and English bulldog. He enjoyed ice fishing on Keystone Lake and gardening.
His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife of 40 years, Jackie (Bash) Dinger; daughter, Misty Carlson and her husband, Rex of Spring Church; granddaughter, Nichole Bertino of Spring Church; great-grandson, Asher Lee Adair; and his brother, Roger Dinger and wife, Toyoko of Surprise, AZ. Gary is also survived by his nephew Dwight Dinger and his niece Maria Palu and their families.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 East Main Street, Dayton, PA.
A graveside service will follow at Smicksburg Methodist Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's memory to QRS 30 Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 141, Dayton, PA 16222.
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