C. Richard  Pindar
ONEONTA - C. Richard "Dick" Pindar, 90, of Oneonta, passed away on Jan. 22, 2020, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
Dick had been residing at Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead for the past two years.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1929, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Albert P. Pindar and Dorothy (Tipple) Pindar.
He married Patricia "Patt" Cross Pindar on July 8, 1950, at First United Presbyterian Church in Oneonta. Dick and Patt celebrated 66 years together in 2016.
Dick graduated from Oneonta High School.
After high school he served in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1952. He achieved the rank of staff sergeant.
After his discharge he worked for Cross Supply Inc., for 43 years. When the owner retired, Dick and Patt purchased the business.
Dick was a member of First United Presbyterian Church for many years and served as a trustee.
Dick was a member of the following organizations: Oneonta Jaycees (vice president), life member of the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League, Oneonta Elks Lodge and the Professional Clubmakers Society.
Dick was an avid reader and also enjoyed working on crossword puzzle books. He also enjoyed playing pool.
Special achievements for Dick include in 1953, (fresh out of the Marine Corps in '52) Dick was one of 12 founding members of the Marine Corps League Oneonta Detachment.
Dick was an avid golfer. At retirement he started Dick's Golf Shop, offering custom clubs and professional repairs. Dick had the rare opportunity to play in the BC Open Pro-Am at EnJoie Golf Course in Endicott on his birthday on Sept. 6, 1989.
Dick was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, on Feb. 13, 2017.
Dick is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve Mongillo; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lisa Pindar; five grandchildren, Monica Mongillo Jakiel and husband, Jonathan, Jared Mongillo and Amanda Lyons, Todd Mongillo and girlfriend, Kennie Johnson, Katharyn Pindar Ridgeway and husband, David and Christopher Pindar; five great-grandchildren, Bryce Mongillo, James Collins, Alexander Jakiel, Cecilia Mongillo and Benjamin Ridgeway; two step-grandchildren, Jillian Rumenapp Eastman and husband, Christopher and Joshua Rumenapp and wife, Lindsey; and two step-great-grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail Eastman.
Calling hours and services will be announced at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, or Susquehanna SPCA building fund.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
To light a candle or send condolences, visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 25, 2020


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Jerry Prescott
Feb 10, 2020
Sorry to read about the passing of Dick and Pat. Dick and I along with Tom Hickey, Sheldon Terbush and Roger McPhail bowled in the Friday Night Elks bowing League together. It was a good thing that we bowled on Friday because it was hard to get up early on Saturday morning. Too many 5 strike frames. The loser buys. Great fun and memories.
Nila Leonard Doustout
Jan 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
Lt Col james Zagata
Jan 26, 2020
Pindar Family

Only AWESOME memories of this outstanding family right up the street a few houses. He was a Patriot & raised GREAT American kids -- OORAH!

Karen Greeley Voltz
Jan 26, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our parents sure had some fun times together and those combined family gatherings will serve as fond memories. Your family will be in my prayers.
Jan 25, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss he was an awesome and funny guy I will miss him
Trish Krom
Jan 25, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers .