Robert Dingeldein

Robert Alton Dingeldein

Thursday, May 5th, 1927 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Robert Alton Dingeldein, 93, Altoona, formerly of Bellwood, passed into the arms of his Savior Friday evening July 31, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 5, 1927 in Altoona, son of the late Alfred E. and Emma I. (Sanderson) Dingeldein. On Aug. 14, 1948, he married Elsie Jane Kurtz at Olivet Baptist Church, Bellwood.
Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Carolyn (Carl) Batzel of Blue Ridge Summit, Barbara (Irvin “Pink”) Parks of Alexandria, Kathryn (Tom) Furlong of Alum Bank, Marcia (Chuck) Diehl of Muncy, and Nancy (Rick) Beatty of Bellwood; a son, William (Cindy), of Fayetteville; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George (Evelyn) of Meadville. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilynn Dingeldein Croyle.
Robert was raised at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, where he graduated in 1945, and later continued his education, graduating from Hershey Junior College and Juniata College in 1950.
He was a US Navy veteran serving as a navigator on the USS Taconic during World War II.
In 1985, Robert retired as a manager at the Department of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Central High School and Calvary Christian Academy.
He was a member of Grace Bible Church, Hollildaysburg and a founding member of the Altoona Farmers Market. Robert loved to travel to Cape Cod and spend time with his family.
A special thank you to his caregivers, Becky, Di, Christy, Susie, Jenny and UPMC Hospice for their loving care.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8pm Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 and from 9 to 10am, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. A funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at the church, Pastor Daren Ritchey officiating. Interment, with military honors, will be at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.

The family suggests contributions in Robert’s memory be made to Grace Bible Church, Vision 24:47 building fund, 164 Laurel Lane Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Grace Bible Church
    164 Laurel Lane
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Grace Bible Church
    164 Laurel Lane
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Grace Bible Church
    164 Laurel Lane
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Daren Ritchey
  • Interment

    Blair Memorial Park
    3234 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd
    ALTOONA, PA 16601
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Lea Kleespies

Posted at 09:19pm
We are very sorry for your loss. With love from, , The Matt Kleespies Family, The Shane Dragan Family and The Charlie Leventry Family.
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Greg Mills

Posted at 01:08pm
Sincere condolences to the Dingledein Family. May Mr. Dingeldein RIP.
Greg Mills and Family

Paul Hetrick

Posted at 12:28pm
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Paul and Deb Hetrick

Rodney D Drake

Posted at 02:58am
Pap "Bob" D. although we only met and spoke a few times, it was like we knew each other our entire lives sharing the experience of Milton Hershey School. I won't forget the fun we had at Homecoming one year!!, Roger and I speak of this often.
Bob, you impacted my brother and I greatly and were extremely blessed to call you our friend and Brother. To the Dingeldein family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Heavens are rejoicing knowing they received a true Angel on July 31, 2020. May God's peace and mercy see you through these difficult times.

Tim Reffner

Posted at 07:23pm
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Dingeldein. He was an awesome man! Praise the Lord, that because of Jesus, we will see him again. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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