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David W. Dickinson

March 12, 1948 — July 28, 2022

Cold Spring, New York


David W. Dickinson ,74, died July 28, 2022 in Cold Spring, NY. David was born and raised in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Wayne and Mildred Dickinson. He attended University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse and graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a liberal arts degree. He began his early career as a teacher, a family tradition, and enjoyed his experience teaching in Sydney, Australia.  He became a successful manager of B. Dalton stores in Milwaukee, Chicago Flagship, San Jose, and Capitola, California. Dave had an expansive intellect and loved books and the arts. He had a quest for philosophy, politics, and the spiritual. Each book customer was important to Dave; he often suggested titles, special ordered, looked out for his regulars, many of whom became friends over the years.

He relocated to Cold Spring, New York and became office manager for the Dow Corporation for fifteen years. He grew to love the area, particularly New York City and its culture.

David was predeceased by his parents, Wayne and Mildred Dickinson and his partner of 52 years, William Whipp. He is survived by his brother Ray Dickinson and spouse Kathleen O’Boyle of Factoryville PA, his sister Nancy Dickinson and spouse Patrick Traut of Sioux Falls, SD , as well as his many friends in Cold Spring and all his various residences.

He will be missed.

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home-Cold Spring. 

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