David Charles Dickinson, 76, of Willington Connecticut, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
He was born on March 3, 1944 in Syracuse, New York to the late Frank Dickinson and Hilda (Heller) Goodwin.
Dave is predeceased by his brother Frank Jr. and his companion of 20 years, Kristin Rybicki.
David served in the United States Airforce in 1964 and earned his degree at the Culinary Institute of America.
He spent the majority of his life as the owner, operator and chef of The Skillet Restaurant in Syracuse, NY and The Bon Hof Restaurant in Central Square, NY. He was also proud to be head chef and part of the Lehigh Black Diamond 353 Private Railway Car. Dave enjoyed cooking, singing, painting and was an avid collector.
He is survived by his son, Troy (Melissa) Dickinson and granddaughters; Rachel, Erica and Justine.
David also leaves behind his daughter, Tabitha (Tom) Vallat and granddaughter Mya.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 11 to 1 PM on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd. (Rte. 195) Tolland, CT 06084. Please abide by CDC and State recommendations, masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans or a charity of your choice.