Robert W. Dillingham of Aquebogue died at home on Dec. 7, 2018. He was 101 years old.
He was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 8, 1917, the eldest of four sons of Robert F. and Constance Dillingham.
He built his house in Aquebogue in 1947 and lived there until his death.
He was a supervisor in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s machine shop for 31 years and ran a successful machine shop in Aquebogue as well.
He traveled extensively with his Airstream trailer and had a love of sailing. He was a longtime active participant in the Blind and Sighted Organization, and an active member of Old Steeple Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Sons of the American Revolution.
Surviving are his son Bruce and daughter-in-law Janet; his grandchildren, Coleen, Cheryl, Ryan and Jill; nine great-grandhildren; and his caretaker Greg.
He was predeceased by his wife Marion, his daughter Nancy and by his brothers, George, Howard and Ralph.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue. Interment will follow at Aquebogue Cemetery.