Hugh H. Dinsmore

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SELINSGROVE — Hugh H. Dinsmore, 87, of Grayson View Court, passed away Friday morning, March 22, 2013, at his home.

Born July 31, 1925, in Northhampton County, he was a son of the late Hugh and Elsie (Hedden) Dinsmore.

Hugh received his bachelor's and masters degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1945 in the Army Air Force, where he was a bombardier instructor. He was discharged with the rank of second lieutenant.

On March 15, 1952, he married the former Eleanore F. Fogarty, who survives.

Hugh was employed by Stapling Machine Corporation, of Rockaway, N.J. from 1949 to 1989. At the time of his retirement, he was serving as president of the corporation. His work gave him the opportunity to travel the world extensively.

Since residing in Selinsgrove, he was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, and prior to that he was a lifetime member of First Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dover, N.J. He authored a book about his life entitled, "Me." He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed horseshoes at the Ken Battram Horseshoe Field in Selinsgrove. His athletic ability was reflected in his winning of three gold medals in the senior Olympics.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, Eleanore, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, LeeAnn and Victor Tupo, of Kulpmont, and Christine and Chris Jaegers, of Selinsgrove; three grandchildren, Michael Barth, of Wynwood, and his fiancee, Kathryn Batchelor, Becky Jaegers, of Selinsgrove and Francesca Tupo, of Kulpmont, a brother and sister-in-law, William and Laurie Dinsmore, of Bethesda, Md., and numerous friends in New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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DINSMORE — Hugh H. Dinsmore, 87, of Grayson View Court, Selinsgrove. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted on Wednesday, April 13 at Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove with the Rev. Robert P. Doll officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove. Contributions in Hugh's memory may be made to the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library, 1 N. High St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
Published in News Item on Mar. 26, 2013
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