John came from England to United States when he was just in his early twenties.
In 1956 he enlisted in the Navy where he served on the USS Prairie, as a photographer/darkroom man. People came to know him then by the loving nickname “Dingy”, which he proudly had tattooed on his forearm.
John was small in size, but large in stature.
Upon completion of his military service, he worked continuous for over 44 years, in the field of Telecommunications, primarily as a manager or supervisor.
Along with his work, he volunteered his time with:
- Tele-communications Association (TCA)
- The American Hospital Association - telecommunications group
- Veterans Association
- PTA, helping his wife at the time
He leaves behind a loving daughter, and countless others he met along the way.
He survived the passing of his only son and a divorce. Yet, he remained an inspiration of survival to his remaining daughter.
John is known for his sense of humor. Regardless of his own difficulty, he made people smile.
He remained loyal to the end, with respect and love to his ex wife despite their divorce.
John looks to be buried with his son Thomas Ramond Dingsdale, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
My Dad, to me, a short man, who stood tall.
You are loved and missed not only by me, but by the countless others you shared with.