April 23, 1950 - July 28, 2012 EDMOND Robert J. Dinger, of Edmond, OK, was called home to the Lord on July 28, surrounded by his family. Born April 23, 1950 in Utica, NY, he was the son of Robert J. Dinger, Alice Cleveland and step-father Alan Cleveland. He served proudly with the 11th Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1968-69, and later graduated from UCO in 1977. He was retired mineral lease broker, a businessman, and always a free thinker. He loved spending summers at Lake Moraine, NY, the ocean and seafaring tales, Harley Davidson motorcycles, tinkering with electronics, and most of all his children and grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife Melissa Ryan; daughter Raina Dinger, granddaughters Gabrielle and Serena Dinger; daughter Julie Dinger-Blanton, grandchildren Cate and Eddie Blanton; son Robert John Dinger III, grandchildren Ari and Lilly Dinger; and daughter Alice Dinger. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Veterans assistance organization of your choice. Rosary Service 7pm Wed. at Baggerley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edmond, OK, Thurs. Aug. 2, at 10am.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 1, 2012