Robert E. Dinkel

Born: Mon., Apr. 30, 1945
Died: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 29, 2019
Location: Pikes Peak National Cemetery


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Captain Robert E. Dinkel, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Robert (Bob) Dinkel passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 6, 2018 in his home in Woodland Park, CO, where he has resided for the past 28 years.  Bob was born in Bisbee, AZ, on April 30, 1945.  Bob grew up in Culver City, CA where he attended high school and college.  Bob entered the Navy through AOCS in Pensacola, Florida during the Vietnam War, and served 26 years in Naval Intelligence before retiring as Vice Director of Intelligence for US Space Command.  Among his commendations were the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Bob is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda, his sons Curtis and Troy, daughters-in-laws Isabel and Jennifer, grandchildren Kristin, Erica, Sabrina, Rachel and Sam, great grandchildren Olyvia and Ava, and numerous nephews and nieces.  He is also survived by his sisters Barbara Brisco and Virginia Siegel.

Bob loved traveling with his wife and living life to the fullest.

In accordance with Bob’s wishes he will be interred at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery.  The service will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm. 

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Anna and Natalia
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Bob was a truly amazing man; kind hearted, supportive, inclusive. He put his family first always. He took in a slightly lost English family and made them part of his family. He will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family, love to all xoxoxo

Lorraine and Roy Frauenhofer
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Bob will be so missed by Roy and I. He was a great brother-in-law. We enjoyed vacations with him in his favorite place, Aruba. Bob was always there to give me advice when needed and always willing to help me with computer questions. Playing cards with him and Linda was a fun past time. May he Rest in Peace for eternity.

Marianne M. Schmidt
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Bob was a very dear friend to me and my deceased husband for the past several years. I will miss talking with him as he always had good advice. May he rest in peace.

Joanne D Marinozzi
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
I didn't know Bob personally but I certainly know his wife, Linda. We grew up together in North Valley Stream and many years have passed. I extend to all the family my sincere, loving and heartfelt condolences. It is a loss and I trust you know I am sending you prayers and positive vibes to help all of you get through this loss. Bob, as I understand, was a loving and wonderful human being and I will cast my ballot that he was probably Number One on entering into that Eternal Peace with open arms by our Lord. Love you. xo

Vicki and Clint Kounk
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Linda and your family. This is such a shock. We were just out to dinner a couple evenings ago in Bisbee and talking about Bob growing up there. It was a pleasure working with him on Reserve HOA boards throughout our 20+ years in the neighborhood. We considered the two of you good neighbors. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.

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