SARATOGA SPRINGS Albert F. "Al" Dingley Jr., M.D., passed away on Aug. 24, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1928.
He was the loving husband of Sheila Dingley; the beloved father of four children: Albert Dingley and wife Suzanne of Clifton Park, Mark Dingley and wife Karen of Providence, Rhode Island, Diane Scholl of Lake Placid and Eric Scholl of Anna Maria, Florida, and Moira Oppenheim and husband Alan of Saratoga; grandfather of nine grandchildren: Sheila and husband Pat, Caitlin, Sam and wife Julie, Matthew, Austin, Mark, Emily, Molly and Margaret; and great-grandfather of Alex. Al is also survived by his brothers Jack Dingley of Cohoes, Raymond Dingley of Bradenton, Florida, and Bill Dingley of Mechanicville.
Al was a proud graduate of Union College and Albany Medical School who served his country in the Navy. Specializing in orthopedic surgery and focusing on sports medicine, Al practiced in South Bend, Indiana, including as a football and basketball team physician for the University of Notre Dame, in Glens Falls and in Lake Placid. Al loved his work and continued seeing patients until age 80. In his later years, he also raised sheep with wife Sheila on a farm in Upper Jay.
An exceptional athlete and sportsman, Al excelled at basketball, lacrosse and baseball at Union College. He continued playing sports his entire life and particularly enjoyed sharing his passion for tennis with his grandchildren.
Al was an avid artist, and his paintings hang proudly in the homes of his family members.
Most of all, Al loved Sheila. Together, Al and Sheila lived life to the fullest. Their 64 years of marriage were full of the joy of family, friends and good times. Al will be deeply missed, but he leaves a legacy of caring and a passion for life that will continue to touch all who knew him.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 at Mountain View Cemetery, Upper Jay.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Condolences may be left at www.burkefuneralhome.com.