Bill Dineen 1931-2015

(March 12) Bill Dineen, who made his mark in the Inland Empire first as a banker and later as a commercial real estate broker, died peacefully at age 83 on February 25, 2015.
Born on May 15, 1931 in Torrington, Wyoming, Bill was raised on a farm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with seven brothers and sisters. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School, and joined the Air Force in 1951, and was stationed in Alaska. He would later characterize his service in the Alaskan Territory as “the time of my life.”
Successful in the banking industry for several years, he worked at the First national Bank in Fontana and at Southwest Bank in Carlsbad. Subsequently he became a commercial real estate broker, a profession he flourished in for 30 years. He was also active in local politics.
His brothers Jack and Patrick were the progenitors of Dineen Trucking.
Dineen’s favorite rejoinder to things good and bad was “This is life… Life!”
He is missed by many friends and associates.
He is remembered by his sons; Mark (Roxanne) of Westville, Indiana: Greg of Wrightwood, Calif.: Jon (Mary) of Alta Loma, Calif; Bill Jr. of Oceanside, Calif; Jim (Jodi) of Spokane, Wash.; Tom of Oceanside, CA.; along with 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is also remembered by sisters Maryanne Gable; Margaret (Roy) Phieffer; brother Patrick Dineen; sister-in-laws Virginia Dineen and Audrey Dineen; and brother-in-law Chuck Caringella.
Services will be held March 20, 2015, 10:45 am at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside. Reception to follow at Jon and Mary Dineen’s home in Alta Loma. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to Wounded Warriors or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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