Edwin Franklyn Dingus, age 74, of Hamden, passed away May 13, 2020. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina he was a son of the late Edwin J. Dingus & Jenny (Lind) Dingus. Ed is survived by his greatest love, wife N. Yvonne (Purdee) Dingus; his son Edwin Jerome Dingus & wife Michele of Hamden; his daughter Betty Dingus Heath of Green, Ohio & grandchildren David Michael, Brittney Yvonne & Jacob Earl Heath; siblings Robert Dingus, Nancy Chancey, Raymond & Gary Dingus and Pamela Tracy; and a host of nieces & nephews. Ed was predeceased by siblings, David, Gregory, Frances & Karen Dingus, Barbara Burckes and Rosemary Allen. Ed was a resident of Hamden since 1999, prior to that he lived many years in Branford. He was retired from the Sandvik Company after 25 plus years. Ed loved to take photos of birds, butterflies, any part of nature; he was an avid Yankee fan; He was always his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan. He was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a former Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of CT and was twice the Master of Widow’s Son Lodge No. 66.
A Memorial Service for Ed will take place in the future when everyone can once again gather together. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions in honor of Ed may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, 74 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Yvonne, Eddie ,Betty, We’ve always loved you guys from back in the Sting Rays days, sitting with Ed in the stands. He wasn’t the parent that lived through you, but he was always proud of you and supportive. We worked together at Sandvik for years, both on days and nights. We enjoyed the good times and difficult times too. I’ll never forget how devoted he was, not just to the Masons, but to people. He made more hospital visits than some doctors. It’s a brief time we have here. I’m happy I got to spend some of it with Ed.

  2. Love you even though our time together in this life were always extended family events. You made an impression on me through those family gatherings and our love for photography! May you be at peace with the rest of the family in heaven and know that you were loved!❤️😢❤️

  3. Love you even though our time together in this life were always extended family events. You made an impression on me through those family gatherings and our love for photography! May you be at peace with the rest of the family in heaven and know that you were loved!❤️😢❤️

  4. Betty and children, we are so sad for your loss. Your father was your rock, you could see his love for you and your children when he visited you in Green. Our prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Love, Walt and Barbara Burger

  5. My memory of Ed is that he was caring and devoted to his family. He and Yvonne would come to visit with Howard and me. We would visit,look at pictures and just talk. Enjoyed every visit with them. Glad to have him in my life. I don’t think l ever heard a cross word from him. I still remember him taking Howard, Micheal, Diane and me to the musuem. He knew Howard loved his coffee so he bought Howard a coffee cup from the museum. Lots and lots of good memories of him. He will be missed very much. Love you Ed.

  6. I didn’t know Ed that well,and was never around him but a few times. But he was always so nice and a gentleman.sorry of his passing..Y’all are in my prayers.

  7. Yvonne and family
    I’m very sorry to learn of the passing of Ed. I always considered him and you to be good friends, and miss not have been in touch more often. Ed NEVER refused to help me when asked, and I consider this a true sign of a real gentleman. He’ll be missed.
    Jim Spencer

  8. Our condolences to Ed’s family. We met Ed at the Hamden Henny Penny, where we would always stop in for our morning coffee on the way to work. I purchased several pictures of wildlife from Ed. He had a great eye for capturing nature’s movements; things that were missed by most people. I am so glad my husband and I crossed his path. Sincerely, Joyce and Malachi Blandon

  9. We met Ed through Commandery. We four traveled together and had some good times. Sometimes we got into trouble, but was still fun. It’s your time to rest Ed, God Bless You. Love ya, Lori & Vince

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