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A funeral service for James Bender Dischinger, 92, of Richmond, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 in Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester. He died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Regina “Nella” Annamaria Fabbri; his parents, Irvin Ernest Dischinger and Evelyn Bender Dischinger Cook, and his brothers, Irvin E. Jr. and Allen W. Dischinger.

He graduated from Christchurch School in 1939 and Virginia Military Institute in 1943. He served in World War II in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of Operations, attaining the rank of major.

He traveled throughout his career as a civil engineer in electrical power station construction (fossil fuel, nuclear and hydroelectric) with Stone & Webster and VEPCO in Virginia/North Carolina, Stearns-Roger in Colorado, and Chugach Power in Alaska. 

Survivors include his four children; a brother, Hugh C. Dischinger of Gloucester; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

The service was conducted by the Rev. James Cowles, pastor of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Gloucester, and the Rev. Daniel O. Worthington Jr., retired rector of Ware Episcopal Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michael Rosd, Richmond, Va. 23229.