James R. Dinger, 71, Harrisville, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
He was born July 20, 1940, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Charles I. and Anna May C. (Miller) Dinger.
April 29, 1961, he married Helen E. (Shaffer) Dinger, of Harrisville, who survives.
Mr. Dinger was employed as a machinist at Pulva Corp. of Saxonburg, retiring in June 2011 after 16 years of service. He was formerly employed at the former Cooper-Bessemer Co. in Grove City.
He was a member of the West Unity Community Church in Harrisville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Dinger was an avid fisherman, hunter and ginseng hunter.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three daughters, Theresa L. Johnston and husband Boyd E. of Harrisville, Catherine E. Young and husband Daniel L. of League City, Texas, and Robin L. Leach and husband Todd A. of Kemah, Texas; a son, James I. Dinger and wife Doris of New Galilee; seven granddaughters; three grandsons; a sister, Lorinda Marbell and husband Arthur of Boyers; and three brothers, Charles Dinger and wife Ruth of Virginia, Joseph Dinger and wife Wanda of Indiana state, and Robert Dinger and wife Mary Ann of Punxsutawney.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Jamison Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the West Unity Community Church with Pastor Boyd D. Smith officiating.
Interment will be at Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620; or to the West Unity Community Church, 400 Unity Rd., Harrisville, Pa. 16038.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jamisonfuneralhome.com.