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Richard "Dick" Dibble

d. April 26, 2014

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853 Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116 Email                                                   OBITUARY Mr. Richard Bruce (Dick) Dibble, age 82, well known Sugar Run resident, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side. Dick was born November 20, 1931, the eldest son of the late Bruce S. & Mary Elizabeth Willson Dibble. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School as a member of the class of 1949. He married the former Marilyn McCarty of Sugar Run on January 31, 1954 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.Dick owned and operated his family grocery store, Dibble’s Markets in Wyalusing, Laceyville and Wysox for over 30 years. He was a man of many interests and talents. Along with being in the grocery business he was a pilot who enjoyed many hours in his glider. He was a talented musician and performer, a talent he developed at a very young age with his mother at the piano accompanying him. He took part in many community musicals throughout the years. He often performed with his two brothers singing three part harmony. He was a member of the Wyalusing Adult Band. His other interests included building and firing cannons, painting, wood carving, riding his John Deere tractors, photography, reading, operating radio controlled airplanes, lay ministry, astronomy and wine making - to name a few. He could pretty much build or repair anything. He always believed any information could be found in the pages of a book.He took great pride in his family especially children, grandchildren and great grandchild, and could always capture their interest with his talent for mimicry and interesting sounds, not to mention his soothing lullabies. He was a member of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church and former member of the Wilmot Fire Department. He was also a 50 year member of the Soaring Society of America.Surviving:Spouse:Marilyn at homeThree daughters:Pamela (David) Patt Obert Monroeton, PAPaula E. (Michael) Salsman Sugar Run, PAMelinda (Daniel) Manvell Browntown, PABrother:Dennis W. (Patti) Dibble Sciotavale, PABrother-in-law: Tom (Judy) McCarty of KansasSister-in-law:Kerry Dibble of PhiladelphiaSix grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Scott Richard Dibble on January 22, 1956, a grandson, Blaine Michael Salsman on Dec. 29, 1992, and a brother, David George Dibble on September 28, 1988. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853, with the Rev. John H. Dabback, and Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to: Wyalusing Valley High School Music Department, 11364 Wyalusing-New Albany Rd, Wyalusing, PA 18853, the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church 68 Franklin Drive, Sugar Run, PA 18846, or Wilmot Fire Company, 1732 Quicks Bend Rd, Sugar Run, PA 18846. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard "Dick" Dibble, please visit our flower store.


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