Donald Dimmick
September 13, 1943 - July 22, 2023

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, son-in-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).


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