William “Bill” Henry Dinsmore, Jr., 74, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 28th at Zephyrhills Hospital from cardiac arrest and a broken heart. Born March 25, 1948, he was the father of Andrew P. Dinsmore, who passed two days before him.
Bill worked in insurance at New York Life for the majority of his career, but enjoyed being a General Manager at Union City Country Club most of all. Very spiritual, Bill frequented many Cursillos with his wife Judy and his passion was golfing as often as he could. He also enjoyed attending as many events as he could for his grandchildren, and said his greatest accomplishment was being a father and grandfather.
Family members include his son, Nicholas (Nicole) Dinsmore of Sharpsville, daughter Alison (Hans) Duiker of Brunswick, sister Cathy Chapman of Jamestown, NY, sister-in-law Pam Dinsmore of Meadville, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren who he loved dearly.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Judith Ann Dinsmore, who he missed daily. He found comfort in sharing fond memories of her and seeing her heart and compassion live through his sons and grandchildren. He is also preceded by his parents, William and Audrey Dinsmore and his brothers, Larry and Ronald Dinsmore.
The family finds much comfort in knowing that Bill’s dreams came true. Bill had always wished to retire and live in Zephyrhills, FL, just like his parents did. Bill was able to do just that, with his sweetheart Patricia (Tish) Davis. Bill found giddy, high school love with Tish and was so proud of the respect and adoration they had for one another. The family would like to thank Tish for being loyal and devoted, staying by his side as his health declined.
Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Union City on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas Suppa as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Teresa Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Maria House Project, 1218 French Street, #7, Erie, PA 16501.