David Duane Dinardi, 72, passed away May 1st at home, surrounded by his family.
David was born in Glendive, MT on July 14, 1947. Always a gentleman, he was born a twin, allowing his sister to arrive first. He was the second son of Daniel and Vivian Dinardi. David’s younger days were spent in Glendive until his family moved to Miles City. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and then public school until his Junior year of High School. He enjoyed playing sports and particularly excelled in baseball and basketball. He then moved to Anaconda, graduating high school from Anaconda High.
Upon graduation he began work with the Anaconda Company in the smelter. David was drafted into the army at the age of 21 and served honorably during the Vietnam Conflict as a gas turbine mechanic. After discharge he returned home and began a career that spanned decades with the Burlington Northern Railroad.
He met the love of his life in 1975 and their union was consecrated June 26, 1976. Of that lifelong romance were born two children.
David enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending sporting events, bowling and golfing. In his younger years he was involved in city league basketball and AAU wrestling. He always had time to joke and tease, with the very best of intentions. He was a proud member of the VFW and a member of the Honor Guard. He had a great sense of duty towards his country.
Above all, David loved his family. Whether it was a gymnastic tournament, any sporting and vocal event or any event any family member was involved in, he was always there. His joy in life was watching his family grow through it all; the ups and downs, successes and tribulations, he was always a pillar, strong and present.
David is preceded in death by his sister Diane, his brother Donnie and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet; son Scott (Denyse) Dinardi of Miles City, daughter Angela (Brandon) Bundy-Kelm of Miles City, brother Butch (Sumi) Dinardi of Billings, sister Edna (Lyle) Voge of California, and sister Peggy (Marshall) Lytton of West Virginia. He was a special uncle to his nieces and nephews who he loved tremendously. It was this beautiful family that made his heart sing.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Private Family Services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should memorials be desired, they may be sent to the VFW 119 North 6th St in Miles City, MT 59301.
A special thank you to the nurses and doctors at Holy Rosary Hospital who cared for David in his final days. Also to Hospice who made it possible for David to ‘come home’ allowing him to be with his family to the end. God Bless you all. We are eternally grateful.”