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Thomas Gerald Dibble

September 12, 1942 December 21, 2018
Thomas Gerald Dibble
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Dibble, Thomas G. Age 76 of Somerville, NJ. Formerly of Edina, MN. On December 21, 2018, Tom Dibble passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born to Jerry and Shirley Dibble on September 12, 1942, the second of four children. A proud Edina Morningside resident, Tom graduated from Edina High School in 1960 and attended The University of Minnesota Duluth, where he graduated in 1964 and was commissioned in the Air Force. Tom and his first wife, Kathleen, moved around the world, from Minnesota to New York to Bermuda to Texas to Italy to Alabama and finally back to Minnesota. He earned his Masters in Public Administration in 1978. In 1982, Tom married Sandy, lived in Virginia for twelve years, and finally settled in New Jersey in 1994. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Eagle Scout, veteran, and tireless champion for many causes. He was a devoted member of United Reformed Church in Somerville, Room for All, Mended Hearts of Morris County, and Boy Scout Troop 84. In his professional life, Tom worked for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Administrative Offices of Alabama and Minnesota Courts, the National Center for State Courts, and the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. Tom is preceded in death by parents, Jerry and Shirley (nee Trepanier). He will always be loved and missed by his wife of 36 years, Sandra (nee Girkins); children, Kelly, Scott (Richard Leyva), Deanna (Hans) West, Carolyn (Charles) Kobernat; Christopher (Bonnie), Benjamin (Breanna); granddaughter, Samantha; great-granddaughter, Haley Baird Dibble; siblings, Kathleen (Mel) Saterbak, Charles (Kathy), and Donald (Barbara). A celebration of Tom’s life will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, Feb 2, 2018 at United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. In Minnesota, a celebration of Tom’s life will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, Feb 16, 2018 at Edina Morningside Community Church, 4201 Morningside Drive, Edina, MN 55416. Visit one hour prior at church. Interment will follow in the Spring at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Room for All (roomforall.com) or United Reformed Church (urcsomerville.org).


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Service

Saturday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
United Reformed Church

100 W Main St
Somerville, NJ 08876

United Reformed Church
100 W Main St Somerville 08876 NJ
United States

Service

Saturday

16

Feb

1:00 PM 2/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
Edina Morningside Community Church

4201 Morningside Drive
Edina, MN 55416

Edina Morningside Community Church
4201 Morningside Drive Edina 55416 MN
United States
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