OBITUARY

Michael Joseph Dingle

August 2, 1972January 29, 2013

On January 29, 2013, Michael Joseph Dingle of Catonsville. Beloved husband of Capucine Tollet Dingle, loving father of Farah Rose, son of Frank and Kendall Dingle, beloved brother of Joan Hite, John Dingle, Bridget Mather, Kevin Dingle and Patrick Dingle. Loving uncle of 17 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 2:00 with a brief service at 12:30 on Sunday, February 3rd at the home of Michael's parents, 302 Forest Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael's memory for the benefit of his daughter, Farah Rose. Contributions may be sent to his parents address above in the name of "Mike Dingle Memorial Fund."

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, February 3, 2013

Memories

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The Catholic Community at Relay

February 25, 2014

Just over a year has passed and our hearts and prayers continue to accompany you each day. The Catholic Community at Relay

Tom & Sharon Crain

February 15, 2013

Words will never describe the deep sense of loss of such a gentle and true friend as Michael. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Cap, Farah, Frank, Kendall, Joan, John, Bridget, Kevin, Patrick, his nieces, nephews and his extended family members and friends. We'll forever hold Michael in our hearts.
Stories of Michael's kindness and sensitivity abound, and we hope that sharing a few "Michael anecdotes" will further reveal his beautiful character and the intensity of his love for all things great and small. So often, Michael saw value and hope where others did not.
The Catonsville community knew Michael as a compassionate giver of time and talent. He not only volunteered for community projects like Catonsville Rails to Trails, but he happily worked pro bono when a homeowner in a tough situation needed work done but wasn't able to finance it.
Once, after starting a large tree job, he discovered a bird's nest with eggs in one of its remaining branches. In typical Michael fashion, he approached his client and asked for a two-month reprieve to give the soon-to-be hatchlings time to leave the nest. The homeowner agreed, and he returned to finish the job only after the "babies" had safely taken flight.
Michael sometimes was "conflicted" when a job required him to replace sad-looking shrubs and plants because, in his heart, he wanted to give every single one of them its best shot to flourish. He often dropped bedraggled clumps of vegetation requiring lengthy rehab into our yard, hoping we'd welcome them despite their sorry lack of curb appeal. Many of those same plants, bearing just a few leaves or broken stems years ago, now surround our home and appear to have been part of the landscape forever. Michael's love for and his nurture of nature made the world a more beautiful place.
We're blessed to have known Michael as a dear friend and can never express our gratitude for the "gems" he shared with us—from his getting-started years to meeting Cap, the love of his life, or the birth of Farah Rose, the other love of his life— and so much more. We know Michael was a happy man who loved his family, his friends, his life and the world around him. In turn, he was and always will be loved and treasured for sharing his compassion and humanity among us.

Angela Christian

February 5, 2013

My prayers go to the Dingle family. I pray the peace of God comforts them family and friends during this time.

Joe Maas

February 5, 2013

Having suddenly lost an adult son five years ago my heart aches for Frank, Kendall,Cap & ALL the dingle family.

My prayers & thoughts are with them now & forever,

Joe Vastine

February 4, 2013

Michael had just finished a huge tree in our yard and I had just dropped off the check with a note telling him how I looked forward to our next chat. We stood outside and talked about all kinds of stuff, not even tree related for so long our teeth were chattering. Such a sincere, honest, wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family.

Steve Kelehan

February 4, 2013

The friends of Michael Dingle are hosting a remembrance party for the benefit of Mike's spouse and daughter. We hope to throw the kind of bash that Mike would have enjoyed on April 13th from 12-5 at the Avalon area of the Patapsco park.Fliers will be posted around the Catonsville area. Help us to celebrate an extraordinary individual.

Kathy O'Dell

February 4, 2013

I've known few people so linked to the land and to the loves of his life -- Cap and Farah Rose -- as Michael. As he tended to our trees and gardens, he taught me how to let nature have its way, as the name of his business indicated. I remember our first autumn on N. Beaumont over a decade ago, after he'd done such a great job getting our property looking so beautiful the previous spring. I called Michael for an estimate on raking and bagging our leaves. I remember him saying: "Why would you want to do that, Kathy? The earth loves those leaves, wants them, needs them. Let them decompose ... naturally." I was blown away by the fact that he could have made money on my proposal (!) but his ethical commitment to nature and its dynamics held sway. And boy, do I remember when he fell in love with Cap and then Farah. I'm so glad I ran into them walking in the neighborhood several months ago and had a chance to walk and chat and laugh. I value all memories of Michael, but especially that one. Michael will be in our hearts and minds forever.

Andrea Wills

February 4, 2013

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Lifting up the entire family in prayer.

Christopher Taylor

February 3, 2013

Mike you were one of the best climbers I have ever known and such a great friend!! I will always think of you when I'm on any rock face!

Dennis Gray

February 3, 2013

Rest in Peace Mike. You touched the lives of many- always ready to help out, teach young scouts and old rookie leaders. Being a marked man as an Eagle Scout you made the rank proud. Thank you for being a part of my life and that of my sons. We will miss you.

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