Edward A. Dingivan, 90, of Londonderry, NH died Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Parkland Medical Center, following a fall at his home. He was born on December 8, 1919 in New York, NY a son of the late Edward F. and Frances A. (Wallace) Dingivan. He was a resident of Londonderry for 16 years, formerly living in Camp Springs, MD. Mr. Dingivan was employed as a NY State Police officer and was assigned to President Roosevelt’s estate in Hyde Park. He later joined the US Air Force where he became a pilot with the Eighth Air Force 447 Bomb Group during World War II. After his retirement from the Air Force, he went on to become a Vice President of NACA, National Air Carriers Association, negotiating civil air rights throughout the world. He later became Vice President in charge of public relations for Republic Airlines, later known as Northwest and now known as Delta.
He is survived by his wife Priscilla T. (Truesdale) Dingivan of Londonderry, two daughters, Carole Armbruster, Albuquerque, NM, Maureen Lewandowski, Upper Marlboro, MD, five sons, Edward D. Dingivan, San Antonio, TX, Lawrence Dingivan, Salt Lake City, UT, Dennis Dingivan, Peachtree City, GA, Terence W. Dingivan, Annandale, VA, Brian Dingivan, Peachtree City, GA, four step-daughters, Sandra Gillis, Brockton, MA, Cynthia Kosidlak, Hernando, FL, Cheryl Demeule, Raymond, NH, Allyson Lee, Millis, MA, 19 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one step-sister Gloria Turko, Londonderry. He was predeceased by his first wife, Julia F. Dingivan in 1993.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 5th from 3 – 6pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday December 6th at 10:00am at St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Following cremation, Mr. Dingivan will be placed in the columbarium at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Parish Building Fund, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053 or to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Development, P.O. Box 1992, Savannah, GA 31402.
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