Donald A. Dickinson

February 10, 1929January 29, 2019

Donald A. Dickinson, age 89, of Rochester, NY passed away Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at Geneva General Hospital. Don was born in Elmira, NY on February 10th, 1929, the son of the late, Inez (Tiffany) and Jesse Dickinson. Don was raised in Elmira, NY and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Donald earned his Master’s Degree with Teacher and Guidance Counselor Certification from SUNY Oswego. He began his career in education as a teacher for Marcellus Central School. He served as a Guidance Counselor for Hilton Central School and prior to that he was a Director of Guidance at Tioga Central High School. Don additionally was a driver education teacher for Brockport Central Schools and Spencerport Central Schools. Don was a longtime member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Greece, NY. Don is survived by his son and daughter in law, Carl and Beth Dickinson; grandchildren, Nicole and Mark Thomas, Lia Dickinson and Lin Dickinson; great grandchildren, Zachary Marshall, Connor Thomas and Brynn Thomas; and sisters in law, Barbara Fable, Helen Dippre, and Virginia Ryan, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Olive Williams Dickinson; and all his siblings, EuVella Loop, Emma McCloskey, Mildred Thomas, Florence Dickinson, Margaret Smykowski, Edward Dickinson, Evelyn Bellgraph, Ralph ‘Bud’ Dickinson, and Jean Cassada.

A service will be held at the convenience of his family. Don will be placed at Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s memory to the Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage LN., Rochester, NY 14626. Memories of Don may be shared with his family and friends at


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Vicky Vorhauer

February 4, 2019

Carl & Beth
I have fond memories of sitting near your parents during services at Hope. Your dad was such an engaging man, always quick with a smile, a comment or something to chat about. Praying your memories will provide you comfort during this difficult time.

Janie Lussow

February 1, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I'm sending you, Beth & family lots of love & prayers in hopes it may help in some small way during this very difficult time. I know it's been a rough time especially the last few months but now your Dad is no longer suffering or in pain and now at peace. He's in God's arms and now reunited with your Mom and the rest of his family. He's looking down and saying he's now happy and for you to live your life to the fullest. Take care of yourself and if you need anything, I'm here for you.

Karen Dickinson McDermott

January 30, 2019

Lee and I send our sincere condolences to you Carl, Beth and your children at this time. I know your Dad is finally at peace and is in the arms of our Lord and Aunt Olive. We will continue to share the memories of days gone by with each other. Uncle Don may be out of our sight but will always remain in our hearts and memories.