David C. Dickson, Jr. ’51 died on October 19, 2017, in Punta Gorda, Florida.
(The following was published in The Press Enterprise, October 21, 2017):
David C. Dickson Jr. passed away peacefully on Oct. 19, 2017, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, David C. Dickson III and Deirdre (Artfitch) Dickson of Punta Gorda, Florida. He was surrounded by family and friends. David was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 14, 1927, to Ruth (Brownlie) Dickson and David C. Dickson. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a Marine. He graduated from Exeter Academy (High School) in 1945, and later from Bowdoin College and Dickinson Law School. He married Harriet Irvine on Dec. 28, 1957, in Colorado. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before Mrs. Dickson passed in 2008. They are the parents of Constance (Dickson) Hite, David C. Dickson III and Amanda (Dickson) Wilhelm. Attorney David C. Dickson Jr. also is survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He has one sibling, a loving older sister, Ruth (Dickson) Griffin of New Hampshire, who also survives him. Attorney Dickson once said of his work, “My work as a lawyer provides many opportunities to express life, to trust life, and to help persons.” He also “expressed life” in his love of sports. He ran track in high school, met his wife playing tennis, and always enjoyed table tennis, having first played on a table his father made for him. He became a promoter of the sport and coached at a number of places, including the Berwick YMCA, Nanticoke Table Tennis Club, Central Columbia High School and Bloomsburg College. Dave leaves a legacy of loving life and learning. He had a saying, “Have a little fun every day!” In lieu of flowers take a little walk with your family.