Date of death: 9/12/2011
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1975
Fr. Dendinger died in the Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.He was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Tiffin to the late Paul J. and Madeline F. (Bolish) Dendinger. Surviving are sisters Susan (Sherin Abdel Meguid) Dendinger, Exton, PA, Mary Ann Dendinger, Tiffin; brothers Charles J. (Sharon) Dendinger, Toledo, James P. (Miriam) Dendinger, Tiffin, Thomas J. (Pat) Dendinger, Auburn, IN, Gerald E. (Jane) Dendinger, Toledo; 5 nephews, 8 nieces, 11 great nieces and 7 great nephews.Fr. Dendinger is a 1967 graduate of Tiffin Calvert High School and a 1971 graduate of the Xavier University, Cincinnati. He received his Masters of Divinity from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in 1975 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 1975 at Holy Rosary Cathedral by the Bishop John A. Donovan. He served as an associate pastor from 1975 to 1978 at St. Rose, Perrysburg and then St. Paul, Norwalk from 1978 -1984. From 1984 -1994 he was pastor of Mansfield St. Mary’s, Napoleon St. Augustine from 1994 to 1997, New Washington, St. Bernard/N. Auburn from 1997-2008 and Transfiguration of the Lord from 2008 to the present time. The Diocesan Honors given him were Priests’ Senate/Council in 1978 and Diocesan Consultor in 1983.Bob’s hobbies were traveling, genealogy, world history, study of music and knowledge of antiques.He always remained faithful and compassionate, service to others, especially the mentally handicapped, the elderly, service to prisoners, the sick and dying. He never forgot a family birthday and remembered all parishioners by their first name.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s School HVAC, St. Peter’s School Endowment Fund and Catholic Relief Services in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.Information obtained online at www.ecourier.thecourier.com.