EL CAJON, CALIF. — DINYAR – Master Chief Mark A., 49, El Cajon, Calif., went to be with the Lord unexpectedly April 19, 2014, at home. Born Jan. 28, 1965, in Johnstown, son of Joseph W. and Judith A. Dinyar. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joseph and Cecelia Dinyar; godmother and aunt, Brenda Belmuta; and several other aunts and uncles. Survived by loving wife, Joyce; daughter, Kimberley; son, Danta Davis; sister, Michelle; brother, Eric (wife, Sherri); and nephews, Ian (fiance, Johana) Pankoke, Chase and Colin Dinyar. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Master Chief Dinyar enlisted in October 1984. He completed basic training in December 1984 and went on to attend fire control technician “A” school in Great Lakes, Ill., and AN/SPG 51C/D “C” school in Dam Neck, Va. Master Chief Dinyar’s first command was in USS Towers (DDG 9) in Yokosuka, Japan, where he was assigned to the missile division from 1986 to 1990. In September 1990, FC2 Dinyar attended AN/SPY-1A “A” school in Dahlgren, Va., and reported to USS Antietam (CG 54) home ported in Long Beach, Calif., in May 1991 as an FC1, where he served as the CF Divison leading petty officer. In July 1993, he reported in SIMA Alameda, Calif., where he served until October 1993. After the base closure, he attended instructor school and then served as an instructor at AEGIS Training and Readiness Center, San Diego, Calif., from December 1994 to February 1998, having attained designation as a master training specialist (MTS). Following completion of “C” school in August 1998, FC1 Dinyar reported to USS Cowpens (CG 63) home ported in San Diego, Calif., where he served as CF Division of leading petty officer prior to his selection to chief petty officer in September 1999. He completed Cowpens’ home port shift to Yokosuka, Japan, in June 2000 and remained as the CF Division LCPO until September 2002. Chief Petty Officer Dinyar transferred to USS Valley Forge (CG 50) home ported in San Diego, Calif., in October 2002, and served as CF Division LCPO. In July 2003, he was promoted to senior chief petty officer. In August 2004, Senior Chief Dinyar reported to the Center for Surface Combat Systems, San Diego and California, and served as the training department head and lead instructor. He was promoted to master chief petty officer in July 2006. Master Chief Dinyar reported to USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in September 2007 and served as the combat systems maintenance manager. While serving in Mobile Bay, he deployed in March 2008 with the USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group to the 5th Fleet Area of Operation. In 2010, he led Mobile Bay through a 10-month Aegis Cruiser Modernization upgrade and subsequently completed the first successfull ESSM engagement from a cruiser. He most recently completed Mobile Bay’s 2001 and 2012 deployments as a member of the USS John C. Stennis Strike Group returning to the 5th Fleet Area of Operations. Upon completion of the 2012 deployment, Mobile Bay received the 2012 Pacific Fleet Spokane Trophy as the most porficient surface combatant in overall combat systems readiness and warfare operations. Master Chief Dinyar’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, nine Good Conduct Medals and various campaign medals and unit awards. Memorial service, with full military honors was held May 2 at Murphy Canyon Chapel, San Diego, Calif. Mark will be laid to rest at sea under the direction of the U.S. Navy. As you sail into the sunset, may God’s blessings be with you always.
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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