Dana Ralph Dickerman, 76, of Naples, FL went to be with the Lord he loved on November 24, 2019. He was born in Keene, NH to the late Ralph and Frances Dickerman and grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.
He graduated from Waynesburg College in PA with a Bachelor's degree in history and psychology, and did graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Salem State College.
Upon college graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital and Japan, where they received the injured from Vietnam.
He resided for 25 years in the north shore of Boston, and the last 25 years here in Naples, FL where he took care of both his parents until they passed away.
Dana was a caregiver all of his life. He worked as a mental health counselor and health care giver, most recently with Dial a Nurse in Naples.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn of almost 50 years; his sister-in-law, Nancy, Warwick, RI; Sister-in-law and brother-in law, Dale & Dane Curri, Branford, CT; nephews, Jonathan Dickerman (Rhea) of Pensacola, FL; Daniel (Amy) Dickerman of Carolina, RI; Peter (Bethany) Dickerman of Castle Rock, CO; David Curri, Branford, CT; Jonathan (Jessica) Curri, Redding, CT; nieces, Deborah (Allen) Miner of Spring, Tx; Bethany Curri, Branford, CT; grand nephews and nieces, Natasha, Alex, Andrew & Nathan Dickerman; Matthew & Megan Dickerman; Jackson Dickerman; Eliese, Elijah, & Ezra Curri; and one great grand niece, Chloe Dickerman. He was predeceased by his brother, David Dickerman, by one month.
Dana was known for his genuine caring heart, ready smile and humor, great hugs, and gentle soul. He was always ready to help friends, neighbors, and strangers when needed. He loved playing pickleball and tennis and riding his bike. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He was a member of Centerpoint Community Church and founded Stephen Ministry there with his wife, Lynn. A service of celebration of his life and faith will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Centerpoint Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centerpoint Community Church, Avow Hospice of Naples, or The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, King of Prussia, PA.
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