Frederick G. Dilger, Jr.
December 02, 1929 - March 23, 2022
Obituary For Frederick G. Dilger, Jr.
Frederick G. Dilger, Jr., age 92, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Fred was born December 2, 1929, in Teaneck, NJ, a son of Dr. Frederick Dilger, MD and Catherine Rutledge Dilger. Fred graduated from Fordham Prep High School, Bronx, NY in 1947, and from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington DC in 1951. He served as an officer in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. While stationed in Quantico, VA, he married his beloved, Patricia Ann Campion of Worcester, NY.
After his time in the Marine Corps, Fred began a successful career in computer systems development. A series of job changes gave him and his growing family an opportunity to move around the country, creating lasting memories in each city they called home. Fred eventually went on to start Global Software in Raleigh, which he led with not only his vast knowledge and insight into the computer software industry, but with an innate ability to lead with intellect and compassion. This was so indicative of the foundation of his character.
Fred retired in 1989 and spent many years enjoying the Myrtle Beach area, dividing his time between boating, sport fishing, and relaxing with his ever-growing family. He enjoyed nothing more than a glass of wine, good music, and the company of his adoring family as he shared stories of his life, with wit and wisdom.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Patricia Campion Dilger; two sons; and seven daughters: Stephen Dilger (Nancy) of Raleigh, NC, Frederick Campion Dilger, O.F.M., of Philadelphia, PA, Patricia Dilger (Bill Taft) of Greenville, SC, Bernadette Mobley (Sammy) of Raleigh, NC, Mary Nolan of Sandy Springs, GA, Dorothy Tharrington (Gary) of Wake Forest, NC, Susan Burdett (Steve) of Raleigh, NC, Elizabeth Brown (Eddie) of Creedmoor, NC and Karen Pace (Steve) of Wake Forest, NC, and 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Fred was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Finn and Loretta Braham, and his two brothers, John and Robert Dilger. Fred will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to know and love him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Francis Inn, 2441 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 St. Francis Inn | St. Francis Inn Ministries stfrancisinn.org
The Mass will be live-streamed and can be viewed by visiting this link: Funeral Liturgy for Frederick G. Dilger, Jr.
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