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“What a wonderful tribute to a lovely man. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: John Hensler - Friend

“Karen,As one of my wife Kathy's closest friends from her college days at Oneonta, you are a treasure to me. From attending your wedding and meeting...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: David Ormandy - Rochester, NY

“Thankful to participate remotely at Mass this morning celebrating Tommy's life. Happy to have shared some special memories with him at a small...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Irene Conlon - Pembroke, MA

“Cousin , Thomas .You were always a Blessing . Your smile will foreverbring us Joy and Comfort . Laughter with you could never be matched ! We will...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: David ,Meredith, Cameron - GA

“Tom Dinegar is truly the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Thank you for being our Friend.Rest in eternal peace, The Barbuti Family ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Chuck Barbuti - NY

“Karen, Megan, Devon, and Tom we are truly saddened to have heard of Tom's passing. He was such a caring person. We will always remember his welcoming...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Samina Qureshi-Kabir - Orlando, FL

“My thoughts are with all the Dinegar family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Tom was warm hearted , funny, kind - he had a way with him that...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Diana getzrow - Friend

“Today's gathering was a moving testament to Tommy's life of devotion to family, friends, and the people in their community whose lives he touched....Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Eileen Conway - Fairfield, CT

“Tom was a happy and gentle soul. Van Nostrand Court will never be the same without him walking slowly, lost in his thoughts, emanating so much peace...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Anca Mistorica - Little Neck, NY

“Friends forever ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Charles & Nancy McBride - Queens, NY

“Dear Karen and Family,I worked with you on the Memorial Day Parade a few years ago - and just wanted to send my condolences. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Darlene O'Rourke - NY

“A life well lived. May he rest in peace ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Martin Conlon - Jupiter, FL

“My sincere condolences. ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: James Rodgers

“Friends forever ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Charles & Nancy McBride - Queens, NY

“Karen, Devon, Meghan and Thomas, your Canadian cousins are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met, we exchanged Christmas cards each year and...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Siobhan Kukolic - Family

“I will always remember Uncle Tom's humor and warmth anytime our families were together growing up - he never failed to make everyone in the room...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sarah Dinegar - Golden, CO

“Oak and I are very sorry for your loss. James & Oak Fitzgerald. ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: James & Oak Fitzgerald - Friend

“It was a privilege to know someone of such kindness. All neighbors should be so special. ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Emily Feldman - Little Neck, NY

“Karen, Devon, Meghan and Thomas,Our Family was Deeply Saddened to hear of Tom's Passing!We are sending Prayers and Love to your Family! May allthe...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Pilato - Holbrook, NY

“My deepest condolences on Tom's passing. His humor will be remembered and missed. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Frees - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“To the Tom Dinegar FamilyI was very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Joleen Dubien - Glendale, AZ

“We were so sorry to hear of Tom's death, may he Rest In Peace. Our sincere sympathy to Karen, Devon, Meghan and Thomas. We had the pleasure of...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Mary and Jim Kelleher - Toronto

“I've known Tom Dinegar for over 25 years and found him to be the kindest man I have known. He always showed concern for what I was doing in the...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Frederick Bedell - Bellerose, NY

“I will say Mass for Tom and his family. Due to age and pandemic regretfully I cannot attend the funeral. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Rev. Charles Quinn - Bronx, NY

“The Conlon's in Mayo are thinking of the Dinegar's in New York at this very sad time. Tom was one of life's True Gentleman. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Darran Conlon - Family

“Karen, Megan, Devon and Thomas. We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Tom. We were go happy to have met him in New York and have him over to...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: David Conlon - Ballyhaunis, NY

“My favorite brother-in-law, the person I was always most excited to see at every family gathering.... I am heartbroken over your passing. We all are...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Kristin - Family

“My favorite brother-in-law, the person I was always most excited to see at every family gathering.... I am heartbroken over your passing. We all are...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Kristin - Family

“Dear Dinegar Family:I'm saddened to hear of our Tommy's passing. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with him for three years at the Character...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: James Shed - Coworker

“Dear Karen and family.Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Durso - Bayside, NY

“To my friend and neighbor Tom Rest In Peace and I will always cherish our friendship. ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Michael Kurucz - Little Neck, NY

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A celebration of the life of Thomas C. Dinegar will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM, and Friday, October 30th from 4:00-8:00 PM. Tom passed away on October 27th, 2020 just a week shy of his 66th birthday. He was a loving father, a hopelessly romantic husband, and a terrible cook. Tom leaves behind his wife Karen and three children, Devon, Meghan and Thomas - all who remember him as a lover of corny jokes, drinker of crappy beer and the quiet patriarch of his huge family.

Tom was born in Bayside, Queens to Robert and Helen Dinegar, and was the second oldest of nine children: Robbie, Rosemary, Jim, Patricia, Leonard, Andrew, Gregory and Christian. A graduate of Bayside High School, he enlisted in the US Army in 1973 and was assigned to the 317th Combat Engineer Battalion, stationed near Frankfurt, Germany. After his time in the service, he worked as a limo driver and chauffeured countless celebrities. His memories from this time would fuel stories his kids would hear for the rest of his life. Tom later joined the New York State Court Officers where he became an Appellate Court Clerk. He was with the courts for 32 years until he retired, after which he occupied himself with driving his wife crazy.

He was heavily involved in his community, as the Vice Commander of Post 103 of the American Legion and the Veteran Coordinator for the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. Tom was also a one-time bugle player when no one else could be found to play Taps. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is unequivocally considered the nicest person anyone ever knew.

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