Kerry Michael Dineen
1952 - 2015
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Kerry Michael Dineen July 1, 1952 - November 21, 2015 CHULA VISTA Kerry grew up in Chula Vista and graduated in 1970 from CVHS. An outstanding beaseball player, all CIF 1st Team, three year All-American, inducted into USD Hall of Fame and drafted by NY Yankee. An MVP throughout his career. One of Kerrys many moments of glory came when he was called up to Yankee Stadium and got the game winning hit against the dreaded Boston Red Sox.Kerry will be missed by all who knew him.Always quick with a joke and first to lend a hand in time of need.Kerry is survived by his loving wife Jamie and his sons Kerry Jr. and Cory, his daughter Katie her husband Eddie and grandchildren Stephen, Emilly and Mackenna. Also his sister Candy and brother Bill.A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Post 434, 47 5th Ave. Chula Vista on Saturday January 23rd, from 4 till 8pm.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 17, 2016.
Celebration of Life
04:00 - 08:00 PM
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June 29, 2016
I became aware of Kerry Dineen's passing through the Summer 2016 edition of USD magazine. He did indeed play baseball, but as one person has alluded to, he played guard on the Chula Vista High School basketball team.

Circa 1970, CVHS played Helix High for the CIF Basketball Championship. Helix had a center named Bill Walton, a 7 footer, while I think CVHS had Don Weimer, who was 6'7" or 6'8". In consequence, Helix won the championship by about 20.

However, in the closing minutes of the game, Walton was dribbling the ball in the key, about chest high. Quick as a flash, Dineen stole the ball, and drove the length of the court for a layup. Quite a moment there in the San Diego Sports Arena. I was 10 at the time; it was quite a thrill.
Richard Sipan
January 18, 2016
On behalf of my siblings, we would like to express our deepest sympathies on your loss. My father the late Robert W. Murphy SC.USN ret and Kerry's dad knew one another well from the time my father ran the Navy Commissary stores and Bill was the Vice President of Sunbeam Baking. I remember at the picnics playing football with Kerry and Bill. My brother Dr. Mark E. Murphy was at USD at the same time as Kerry although I don't believe there paths crossed My youngest brother Dr. Brian P. S. Murphy was at USD after Kerry had graduated. My sister Karen Whittler knew of Kerry from her San Diego State days but had already graduated and moved to Ventura when Kerry finished. However, all of us again would like to express to you and all the members of the Dineen family our sorrow and we will keep Kerry n out prayers .May God Bless you all during this difficult period and sustain you by his mercy. Dr. Robert B.Murphy
Robert Murphy
January 17, 2016
I remember Kerry as a carefree and happy person!Always with a cute smile on his face! And if anyone ever needed anything, he was right there to help. He always had his friends by his side!
My favorite memory of Kerry is he had a neck name for me "Toots " and would always be giving me Tootsie rolls!!! So now everytime I see a tootsie roll I think of Kerry!
Kerry, you will be deeply missed by many!
Love You! Rest in peace.
January 17, 2016
Kerry was always the helpful caring guy. Played basketball along with all the other CVHS team members.
Met him in Denver when I lived up there in 1978. His team were playing the Denver Bears. Got hold of the Triple A team he was on. He called back and he took time to have dinner with me and talk about how he was doing and about all that was going on in CV. Kind, thoughtful and always had a moment for me. I truly appreciated such a great guy as Kerry. The world has lost a great man.
Ken Pressley
January 17, 2016
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