Fenton M. Dimmick
Fenton M. Dimmick, 89, of Ro-ki Boulevard, Nichols, N.Y., went home to be with his Lord Friday afternoon, July 11, 2008, following a two-year period of declining health.
Fenton was born on June 28, 1919, in North Rome, Pa., a son of the late Charles Lincoln and Lena Elaine (Bowen) Dimmick. He attended school in Orwell and Rome and was a graduate of the Towanda High School Class of 1938. Following graduation, Fenton entered into the U.S. Army Air Corps. He had a great love for his country and proudly served his country for 34 years. Fenton was employed by the U.S. government through the Defense Contract Administration. He was employed at IBM as a quality control engineer and at General Electric and worked on the Atlas and Minuteman 1 and 2 missile projects.
Fenton was a longtime member of the Nichols United Methodist Church, serving as trustee. In addition he was a member of the Air Force Sgt. Association; past master of the Westbrook Masonic Lodge 333 F & AM; past patron of Order of Eastern Star, Nichols and Binghamton; member of the Kalurah Shrine, Endicott, N.Y.; past president and member of the Nichols Ro-ki Club; and charter member of the Nichols Emergency Squad.
Fenton enjoyed traveling, taking and sharing his photography with his friends and his community. He had a great love for animals and always looked forward to visits from the bears, deer, turkeys and birds and spending time with his cat "Angus."
Fenton is survived by his daughter, Linda Kosta of Apalachin, N.Y.; his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Kay Dimmick of Tulsa, Okla.; his stepson John (Jan) Kosta of New York City; his stepdaughter Sandra (Fred) Bloom of Spring Hill, Fla.; his sister, Irma Graham of Phoenix, Ariz.; his special grandchildren, Julia and Geoffrey; and several nieces, nephews and their families.
Fenton was predeceased by his first wife, Julia R. Dimmick; his second wife, Mary Jean Dimmick; a son-in-law, Michael Kosta; and his siblings Josephine Sick of Towanda, Charles Dimmick of Monroe, N.C., Harris Bailey of Nichols and Leon Bailey of Orwell, Pa.
Funeral services and a celebration of Fenton's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Nichols United Methodist Church, Main Street, Nichols, with his pastor, the Rev. Dan Martin, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.
A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 14, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.
Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting the Web site www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Music Fund at the Nichols United Methodist Church, PO Box 84, Nichols, N.Y. 13812, in loving memory of Fenton M. Dimmick.
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