Donald L. Dick of Yorkshire, NY died Sunday, October 21, 2018 at his residence at the age of 83.
He was born August 10, 1935 in Clymer, PA a son of the late Ellis and Lois (Naugle) Dick. He was a member of the Clear Lake, WA Fire Department for 21 years and attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Yorkshire. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, story telling and jokes.
He was a dairy farmer for 21 years in Clear Lake, Washington.
He is survived by his children: Laurie (Roger Frazier) Dahl of Placentia, CA, Theodachia (Michael) Cartwright of Mt. Vernon, WA, Charlene Turner of Mt. Vernon, WA; his siblings: Janet (Bruce) Kramer of Arcade, Shirley (Late William) Rhoades of Yorkshire, Charles (Delores) Dick of Arcade, Leah "Cook" (Norm) Wiedemann of Sardinia, Dennis (Violet) Dick of Sardinia, Wanda (Late Jack) McKeon of Pauldon, AZ, and Sharon (Jack) Tousley of Arcade; his grandchildren: Jennifer Frazier, Heather Boudereau, Lindsey Cartwright, Shannon Myiou, Christopher Turner and Lee Turner; his great-grandchildren: Maizee Grace and Brynlee Turner, Becky Dahl Boudereau and Dany Boudereau; also survived by Marva's three living children: Valerie (Late Dennis) Wolfer of Arcade, Carla (Beth Dziekan) Klein of Yorkshire, Teresa (John) Board of Kentucky; also survived by his sister-in-law: Sylvia Dick of Sinclairville, many nieces and nephews and his shihtzu - Scooter.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife: Audrey Hoffman who passed away in 2008; his second wife: Marva Engels-Dick who passed away July 11, 2017; his twin brother - Ronald Dick and his sister - Brenda Dick.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 10, 2018 at 11 am in the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 3113 Route 39, Yorkshire, NY 14173. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
My Dad was such a wonderful father when I was growing up. He was a star pitcher in the minor leagues in Chaffee and I loved listening to all the great stories about that part of his life. We lived on a farm and my father was so loving and caring for all nature. He taught me to hunt and fish as well as shoot a gun and actually hit the targets! He was a man of great patience and care when it came to all of us but also held us very accountable for our actions which has carried me through my life making choices and decisions. I gained a lot of knowledge and responsibility growing up as I was always out with the animals and my horse that I surprised dad with! Yikes! We bonded closer and I loved to go hunting and fishing with him. I don’t feel like he’s gone anymore but that he has entered my heart alongside God and Mom to always be with me in my memories that I always treasure. I know he is in a way better place and for that I am thankful. My Dad was a great father and I will love him and be proud of him always.
Forever in my heart, Your Daughter Laurie❤️
Laurie Dahl - Wednesday November 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
My grandpa was one of the greatest men ive ever been around. He was my favorite. One of the greatest fisherman ive ever been around. He was a joy to be out fishing with when i was younger. Ill never forget your famous words in every sentence of yours "And that there." Ill never forget all the fun we had together going fishing and going to the fire department to go climb through the fire trucks every time we visited. I enjoyed all the seattle mariner baseball games we watched together. Ill be a fan forever. He was a great person, a great man and one heck of a fisherman. Now grandpa you can catch as many fish as you want. Im sure grandma has already showed you the great lakes up in heaven. Now you and her can sit on the lake shore and share laughs again and enjoy yourselves. You will always be in my heart and forever close to my side. I will always miss you. Everyday the sun shines i think of you and every day i hear to leaves ruffle in the air, i think of you. Your now out of pain and suffering and forever in your new home. I love and miss you Grandpa.
Christopher Turner - Tuesday October 30, 2018 via Condolence Message
My Daddy was the light of my world. He was a shining lighthouse of this family. He loved to tell a good joke and love to tell stories.
Daddy even though God called you home I feel that you are still near me. I will miss you each and everyday but I know if I feel the wind on my face it will be you when I hear a whisper in the wind I know it will be you. When I miss you more each day God will wrap his tender arms around me and tell me it is alright that you are out of pain and forever young again. I know that I was many miles away from you when you passed but I was close in heart.
When God called you home he took your hand softly and said follow me. So you took his hand and followed him to the promise land. Where God told you there will be no more pain for you and you will be forever young.
I love you Daddy and will miss you until we meet again I will be alright.
Your Daughter Theodachia ( Dodie) Cartwright
Theodachia Cartwright - Wednesday October 24, 2018 via Condolence Message