Thomas T. Dines

  Age 65, passed away January 10, 2014.  He was born February 10, 1948, in Lansing, to Theodore and Mary Dines.  Tom worked as a salesman in various industries, and enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family, and Spartan games.

Surviving are:  daughters, Denice (Lawrence) Duffy and Stephanie Dines; granddaughter, Alexa Schemmel; siblings, Richard Dines, Nicholas (Susan) Dines, Dimitri (Julie) Dines, and Joan Webster.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, with Fr. Mark Sietsema, Ph.D. officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Thomas Dines.

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Cousin Charissa
January 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Love you, Cousin Thomas T!!! Always so fun to giggle with you.
I hope the final ride was sweet and peaceful.
My love and hugs to the siblings, daughters,
and sweet granddaughter.
Love also from Teta Tina, Garry and Kalina

Charles Lindley
January 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm

So sad to hear of Tommy’s passing. Grew up down the street from “TD” and played many games of baseball and football with him and the other neighborhood kids. He was always happy go lucky and I hope his life was a happy one as well. God bless my old friend

Bill Klenk
January 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

My condolances to the family of Tom Dines. We who knew Tom will miss him.

Bill Klenk
Assistant Football Coach
Alma College

Robert and Diane Millis
January 13, 2014 at 8:37 am

We wish to extend our condolences to the family. We are in Florida but would be at the service if we were in Michigan.

Brian Amato
January 13, 2014 at 11:22 am

Doggone it TD !! You were the funny, smiling face in the bow of that 18′ Thompson wooden boat on Burt Lake. You were the “boat man”.
After moving to Traverse City a lot of years ago, I didn’t get to see much of you but I never forgot that smile and enthusiasm for life.
Be in peace now pal. Sail on.

David Zarka
January 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

We came up together old friend. Baseball, football, wrestling. You kicked my butt at every stop. Except for your cousin George Sinadinos, you were the toughest competitor I ever knew. God bless you and keep your girls close.

Jack McNutt
January 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm

From kindergarten to college friends and football teammates, sorry we lost track of each other. may God welcome you with open arms.

Charlie Sinadinos
January 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I’ll miss you Tommy, always all smiles and full of enthusiasm for life. We had some fun times together. You were the sidekick of two of the “boys” of my life. RIP sweet friend and may your memory be eternal.

Bryan Osbo
January 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I remember Tom in classes at the old Grand River Elementary School and going to his house for cub scouts. Your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Renee Korrey
March 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Tom my heart aches that I just found out and didn’t see you one more time. I love you and our 40 year friendship.


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