Mr. Robert Alan Dittman
Robert Alan Dittman, born to Charles and Helen, in Springfield, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1933, completed his pilgrimage and went home to be with the Lord, Feb. 8, 2007.
A resident of both Blairsville, Ga., and Punta Gorda, Fla., Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mina; his five sons, Mike (Kim), of Punta Gorda, Lee (LaVerne), of Punta Gorda, Dan, of Blairsville, Ga., Gary (Karen), of Lincolnton, N.C., and Robert (Laurie), of Warner Robbins, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bob received his Bachelors Degree from Sherwood School of Music, in Chicago, and his Masters from Miami University, Ohio. He spent his life teaching the language of music in both voice and keyboards. He taught for over 30 years in Manatee County Schools, 10 years in West Carrollton, Ohio, and one year in Cleveland, Ohio. He was involved as music director, in many theatre groups including Manatee Players and Opera Chorus in Dayton. He wrote music and judged contests for the State of Florida Vocal Association. Bob spent a lifetime of Sundays playing in churches that are too numerous to mention. He loved to use his talents to bless his Lord. Bob has touched many lives and will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Fort Myers, at Palm Beach Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, on March 10, 2007, at 2p.m. and also in Blairsville, Ga., on April 14, 2007, at 2p.m. Memorial donations may be made to either church or charity of your choice: All Saints Lutheran Church, 2050 Earl Shelton Rd., Blairsville, GA 30514, or Palm Beach Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, 4630 Palm Beach Boulevard-P.O. Box 50579, Fort Myers, FL 33994. Peace.
-Published in The Herald on February 11, 2007
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