Brad E Dingee, was born Oct. 14, 1957, in Newburgh, N.Y. and grew up in Wallkill, N.Y., where he enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and Boy Scouts.
His love of the outdoors brought him to the University of Idaho where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Wildlife Management and then to the University of Washington where he graduated with a master of science degree in Geology. Brad was a Registered Geologist and an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Brad was employed by Peabody Energy for 19 years and currently a Chief Environmental Engineer for Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold in Bagdad, Ariz., since 2007.
Brad passed away suddenly on April 20, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lauren E Dingee. He is survived by his wife, Teresa (nee Rotert); and sons, Will and Jonathan Dingee of Prescott Valley; his mother, Mary (nee Gobe) Dingee of Tucson; mother-in-law, Elinor Rotert of Flagstaff, Ariz.; brother, David Dingee of Minneapolis, Minn.; sister, Beth (Resul) Kurtbedin of Tucson; and brother, Jeffrey and Cindy (nee O'Dell) Dingee of St. Paul, Minn. Brad is also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and several nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, 8480 E. Valley Road in Prescott Valley with the rosary to begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive in Prescott Valley. Final Commendation will be at Pioneers' Home Cemetery, 1300 Iron Spring Road, Prescott, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5325 E Pima St., Tucson, AZ 85712.
Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel was trusted with the final arrangements. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to view the online obit and sign Brad's guestbook.
Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013
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I have known Brad for half of my life and am proud to have claimed him as my best friend and devastated by his passing. He is the kindest, compassionist, loving father and husband I have ever witessed. We climbed and backpacked in the Teton's, hiked the Grand Canyon and shared many family adventures across the west, I will miss him dearly, I know that my wife and daughters do. He leaves a remarkable family.