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Rick L. DiNofa

Rick L. DiNofaRick L. DiNofa, age 60 of Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Philadelphia on January 29, 1954 he was a son of the late John and Irene (Redman) DiNofa.

He was a graduate of Frankford High School, Philadelphia.

US FlagRick was a decorated Army veteran during the Vietnam era.  He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Expert Rifle (M-16A1) award.

Prior to his retirement he worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in maintenance and as a toll collector.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Rick was a devoted husband, loving father and poppy and a friend to all.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years the former Edna Hopkins; two sons, Joseph R. DiNofa and his fiancé, Corrie, Philadelphia and Richard A. DiNofa and his wife Heather, Sarasota, Florida; one step-son, Kenny Day and his wife Janice, Philadelphia; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Angalina, Aliyah, Chase, Hunter, Giavanna and Adrianna “Ace”; two brothers, Jack DiNofa and his wife Betty, Ephrata and Bob DiNofa and his wife Mary, Zion Grove; one sister, Barbara “Babs” Fratto and her husband Frank, Philadelphia; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Kober, Levittown and Joann Manning, Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Prayer and scripture services with military honors will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian will officiate.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Relatives and friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Rick L. DiNofa Has 6 Condolences Posted:

  1. Leah and Tom Guzinski says:

    Dear Edna, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. We miss having you as our neighbor. We will pray for God’s blessings on your entire family and that God will bring you comfort in all the wonderful memories you will hold forever in your heart.

  2. Rick & Cathy Edwards says:

    RICK, EDNA, BOB AND FAMILIES

    OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF MY BUDDY. RICK WAS A GREAT GUY AND ALWAYS FUN TO BE AROUND. HE WILL BE MISSED, BUT OFTEN REMEMBERED IN STORIES AROUND THE CARDTABLE. RIP BIG GUY.

  3. Wayne & Kathy Rhoads says:

    Dear Edna, no words can express our sadness for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Rick touched so many lives. He will be missed by all of us. He gave us many good and happy memories. May God Bless you and your family now and always. Love, The Rhoads Family and Wysoski Family.

  4. Thomas Laurila says:

    Edna,
    My thoughts and Prayers are with You and your Family during this most difficult time.
    Peace, Prayers and Blessings
    Thomas Laurila

  5. Mike Byrne says:

    Rick, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Father. You and the entire Dinofa family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  6. Joe Fernandez says:

    Edna. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband Rick. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. May God bless you. Joe