Christopher Michael Dimmack, 47 was peacefully called to his heavenly home.
Chris, born October 10, 1975, in Washington, PA was the son of Richard L. Dimmack of Avella, PA and the late Patricia (Patty) Boylen Dimmack.
Chris was a handsome & loving man who lit up every room he entered with his beautiful smile and magnetic personality. If you met Chris, he was your friend before the end of your conversation. Chris’s greatest attributes was he an open book and loved to talk about his life and he was a no judgement zone. Chris loved everyone for who they are & judged no one. He asked the same in return.
Chris grew up in Washington, PA with his two brothers, the late Richard (Richie) and the late James (Jimmy) Dimmack and one sister, Theresa (Terri) Dimmack who survives. Until their death, Chris and his brothers had an inseparable bond. He cherished his childhood years growing up with them as they matured into charismatic and loving young men. You could find them on the streets of East Washington playing wiffle ball, ghost, swimming at Elmhurst Swim Club, playing on a ballfield or basketball court somewhere or enjoying summer vacation in Cape May, NJ with the Boylen family including their Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Chris excelled and loved sports throughout his life. He started training and conditioning with his father (who was a boxer and avid runner) at a youthful age. This is when Chris learned that dedication and endurance paid off on the field or in a competition. Chris played baseball from Pinto league through middle school and high school at the Washington Park, Washington, PA. Chris was an asset to all the baseball, football & basketball teams he joined in his lifetime.
Chris graduated a Washington High School Little Prexie in 1994. Chris attended Washington & Jefferson College his freshman year of college where he was a member of the President’s football team and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He transferred to the University of Pittsburgh to finish his college career. While at Pitt, he was determined to play Division 1 basketball on the team. He trained relentlessly day & night at the Pitt Field House. As a walk on, Chris made the University of Pittsburgh basketball team in 1998-1999. That year on the Pitt basketball team was one of Chris’s proudest athletic accomplishments.
Chris graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Along with his brother Richie, Chris earned his Master of Education Degree in 2002 from the University of Mississippi as part of the MTC teaching program and then taught mathematics at Simmons High School in Hollandale, MS.
During the master’s program in Mississippi, Chris continued to condition and tried out for the Greenville Bluseman, a minor league baseball team in the independent Texas-Louisiana League and made the team as a catcher. Chris’s athletic dreams were coming true with this accomplishment until an arm injury shattered his athletic career.
Chris then opened the Amazon Café with a partner in Pittsburgh for 5 years before deciding to go back into teaching. He taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools before returning to the Washington, PA area. Chris held different counseling/therapy positions and most recently worked with this father in the family business, Dimmack Lawncare.
As life went on & Chris lost his brothers & mother who he adored, the demons of drug and alcohol addiction took over his intelligent mind and athletic body. Chris fought the demons daily & entered several treatment programs. During the dark days, Chris asked not to be judged and wanted to be loved and accepted for the kind and loving soul the clean and sober Chris was. The wraths of addiction eventually consumed Chris’s life and caused his heartbreaking death.
In addition to his loving Father, Rick and sister Terri, Chris is survived by his Uncle David (Martha) Dimmack and family. Uncle David was Chris’s biggest fan and cheerleader through his dark days. His Uncle David would talk to Chris for hours encouraging him to use his strengths, charisma, and talents to re-find the sunshine in life. He is also survived by his aunts Mary Ellen (Alan) Jutca, Lois Boylen and Terry (Miles) Meehan, his sister-in-law, Julie Dimmack, a nephew Simon, two nieces Dorothy and Beatrix and many cousins and loving friends.
Deceased is addition to his mother and brothers, are his paternal and maternal grandparents Richard & Betty Dimmack and James & Dorothy Boylen, Uncle Dr. Thomas Boylen, Aunts Kathleen Madigan and Susan Corbet.
All arrangements are private in the care of DeAngleo Funeral Home.
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