DONALD L. Dimmick (79), of Binghamton, New York, passed away on July 22,
2023, in the presence of his son, Damon Dimmick, daughter, Deanna Sourk, sonin-law, Alan Sourk, and a close family friend. Donald is survived by his two
children, four grandchildren, Ian & Sean Sourk, and Dylan & Abigail Dimmick, his
brother David Dimmick of Painted Post, New York, and daughter-in-law, Julia
Dimmick of Holliston, Massachusetts.
Donald was born September 13, 1943, to Perry and Doris Dimmick of
Binghamton, New York. He attended Binghamton Central High School and soon
after graduation enlisted in the United States Army. Following boot camp
Donald was stationed overseas in Stuttgart, where he met and married his wife Margrit in 1964. Following
the stint in Stuttgart, Donald and Margrit were stationed in Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Donald would then spend
a year in Vietnam from 1969-1970. Upon his return from Vietnam, Donald was given orders for AFCENT
Command in Shinnen, Netherlands. Later he attended Sergeant Major Academy in Ft. Bliss, Texas.
Following graduation, Donald was assigned as Sergeant Major to Zweibrucken Army Kaserne in Germany
where he retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 1983, finishing a 21-year military career. Donald then
began work as a Civil Service Employee in 1985. Donald served at a Personnel Manager at Zweibrucken
Army Kaserne and Grafenwoehr Army Base for 18 years, and then Donald, along with his wife Margrit,
returned to the United States. Donald concluded his Civil Service career as Public Records Specialist at New
Cumberland Defense Post, Pennsylvania in 2014 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. While serving his country
Donald earned the Bronze Star, 6 US Army Medals of Commendations, US Mississippi National Guard Cross
Medal, the Silver Oak Leaf Cluster Medal, and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal.
During his many years living in Europe, Donald along with his wife Margrit and two children ventured
across many parts of Europe not only sightseeing but also exploring and even camping. Some of his favorite
travel memories were spent in many parts of Bavaria Germany, Berchtesgaden, Germany, the Coast of
Spain, Monaco, France attending the Grand Prix, and even Budapest Hungary with their close friends Cristi
and Matheus Brewitzer.
After retirement Donald and his wife Margrit moved to Zephyrhills, Florida so they could be closer to their
children and grandchildren. Donald was an avid fisherman and spent much of his earned vacation time in
the Catskill mountains fishing with his father Perry, brothers Dick and David, and brother-in law Johnny.
While stationed in Zweibrucken and Vilseck, both in Germany, he was active in the German Fishing Clubs.
Donald was also a former member of the Bob Dwyer Fishing Club in Bovina Center, New York.
Donald, an avid sports fan, closely followed his beloved Yankees where his once hometown served as the
location for the minor league farm system for some of the most famous Yankees. Donald played high
school varsity football for Binghamton Central High School, and played basketball and flag football on
many of the Army bases where he was stationed. Later he continued to enjoy watching sports with his
family and grandchildren.
A military dedication will be held on Friday February 23, 2024, at 3:00 PM in Bushnell, Florida. A memorial
service will be held for the family in Binghamton, New York, later in the year, where specific information
will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vietnam Veterans of America (vva.org