Robert Walter Dingman

23 août 192617 février 2016

I’VE MOVED ON! After 89 years here on Earth, I’ve moved on! Here in heaven I find no illness, no death, no taxes and no war. It’s all I expected heaven to be. I am now with family members and friends I have not seen for many years, and most importantly, I am here with my Lord and Savior who made all this possible. I was born in St. Louis in 1926 and my parents were Salvation Army officers for most of my early years. That’s why we moved almost every year and I attended 12 schools by the time I finished high school. Over those years Esther, Richard and David came along to join the family, plus Bruce, who joined us later. In 1945 I almost entered heaven when I was severely wounded in combat in WW II, but it wasn’t my time yet and I recovered after a long time in Army hospitals. In 1951, I married my college sweetheart, Jan, an incredible girl, and along came Laurie, David and Dan, in due time. In 1961 we moved to California from New Jersey and in 1972 we moved to the Conejo Valley. After 47 years of marriage Jan died after struggling for 9 years with an illness. In 1999 God gave me a Second Spring in the winter of my life when Irene came into it, bringing with her Stephanie and Dana. She brought me great joy and helped conclude my years here in a wondrous crescendo. Those years were full of love and care from her. My 40+ years in the executive search profession were rewarding ones and it was gratifying to receive honors from my college, my profession and my community. My life was full and satisfying. I twice married wonderfully well, had a fine family, owned my own firm, traveled extensively, taught at a university level, authored a well regarded book and was able to serve on numerous non-profit and church boards. All that, plus a long life, are more than a man should expect. On March 19th, 1:00 pm, at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2304 Antonio Ave, Camarillo, my family and some friends will be gathering to have a MOVING ON CELEBRATION. Come and join us if you can. Please, no tears or even frowns. If you had some flowers in mind, why not make a contribution instead to the Dingman Scholarship at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA., where I served on their Board, or Hospice of the Conejo, who minister to the terminally ill. I served with them for ten years. This will be a happy time as we celebrate my moving on to a better and unending stage of life, where I hope to see you.


  • Moving On Celebration

    samedi, 19 mars , 2016


Robert Walter Dingman


Reilly Townsend

17 mars , 2016

Thank you for opening my eyes and heart. Veterans, such as yourself, truly helped shape my senior year at Oaks Christian. I'll see you soon in Paradise!

JoAn Knotek

13 mars , 2016

Goodbye my precious friend. You indeed lived a wonderful life and now you are celebrating in the Heaven we talked about so often. Thank you for your friendship and all the days we spent together at RWD. Your presence will be missed, but the memories of our time together will always be present and I look forward to the time we will see each other again. Love, JoAn

mary davis

11 mars , 2016

Bob, I never met you but I LOVE your obituary! YES YES YES! Absent from this body means to be present in a far, far better place! You've encouraged me to write my own obit NOW while I still can! Grace and peace over your family and may they take joy in the life you lived here and the fun you're already having in Heaven!

3 mars , 2016

We are going to miss you at the exercise class Bob. You always made it so much fun. Irene my prayers are with you and I am looking forward to when you are up to coming back to class. Love, Nita Stornetta

29 février , 2016

Your stories and time spent with young students at Oaks Christian High School was a gift. It was an honor to have met you in life. ~ Cindy Postel

Ellen Halverson

29 février , 2016

Dearest Bob...Even though I did not spend nearly enough time with you and the beautiful Irene, I will miss and cherish every moment I did have. You made laugh, think and know what true love is. I thank you for that and I will miss you greatly. Love, Ellen

Oscar Salvatti

28 février , 2016

Bob, You were a wonderful brother-in-law. Always so gracious and loving.
You will be truly missed. Our prayers are with you, Irene and the family.
Love, The Oscar Salvatti family.

Mary Brown

28 février , 2016

Sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved one.may these word comfort you during this difficult time. Please read John 11:11-14.

Jerry Lewi

26 février , 2016

A good friend and fine tennis player whose company my wife and I enjoyed every time we met. Bob should be able to get a great tennis game going with all of our departed colleagues.

25 février , 2016

Bob you were a wonderful and respected man to know-I will see you in Paradise!