Richard A. (Dick) Dinon

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Richard A. (Dick) Dinon Obituary
1922 - 2012 One of the Greatest Generation Moves On Lt. Commander (Ret.) Richard A Dinon passed away peacefully at home July 31, 2012 with family at his Orange County, California home of 55 years. A proud veteran of World War ll and the Korean War, he was a survivor of a Kamikaze attack on the gasoline tanker Cowanesque. Dinon is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alice and their children Alicia Schulz, Pat Dinon, and Rick Dinon. Born in Saint Paul Minnesota of parents Bill and Stella Dinon, Dick Dinon attended Saint Thomas Academy and later the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He received a wartime commission into the United States Navy and was recalled for the Korean War. Dick was based in California several occasions and later settled with his family in Long Beach before moving to Orange County in 1957. A career salesman, Dick was personable, gregarious, funny and persuasive. He carried a briefcase for years, with his name followed by "LFB" which stood for "Looking For Business". Dick worked for most of his years in heavy equipment sales but also in several other sales occupations. Dick Dinon was a deeply religious man and a member of the La Purisima Catholic Church, services of which he attended daily. He was a guiding light in the careers and lives of his children. Dick was a proud grandparent of Robbie Schulz, Chris, Mike and Vanessa Dinon, and great grand-children Milly and Truman Dinon. Dick will be deeply missed by his wife, family, and friends. He can rest well knowing that he left an enduring memory and life principals for us all.


Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 5, 2012
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