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Ferris R. Dissinger

June 18, 1942 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Ferris Dissinger Obituary

Ferris R. Dissinger 
February 24, 2024 

Ferris R. Dissinger, 81, of Branchdale, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at home. 

Born on June 18, 1942 in Wayne Township, he was a son of the late Rubert R. and Dorothy F. Hain Dissinger. 

He was a 1960 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School. 

Ferris was a Supervisor at North American Refractories in Womelsdorf before starting Ferris Dissinger fur shop in 1973, where he bought and sold rawhides and furs for 40 years.. 

He was a member of the PA Trappers Association, where he was President from 1978 to 1985, a member of the NRA and a member of the North America Collectors Association. He loved the outdoors, hunting fishing, trapping, and working in the yard. He was also an avid Phillies Fan. 

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a brother Duane Dissinger. 

Surviving are his daughter, Christine and husband David Yunkunis of Larksville; two grandchildren, David Yunkunis of Ballston, NY, Tara Yunkunis and husband Jeremy Klinger of Philadelphia; a great grandson, Maximus Yunkunis Klinger; his longtime fiancé and companion of 27 years, Joanne Bingaman and her son Joseph and wife Cheryl Bingaman and their children, Brad and Devin Bingaman; Heather Donati, who was like a daughter to him and her children, Christian and wife Brittany Donati, Brandon and wife Shelby Donati, Kyle Donati and grandchildren, Frankie and Mason Donati. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:00 A.M., at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the PA Trappers Association, P. O. Box 708 Hummelstown, PA 17036 or online at in his memory.

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March 5, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Funeral Service
March 5, 2024

11:00 AM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963


PA Trappers Association
P.O. Box 78, Hummelstown PA 17036


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