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Mervin L. Dissinger, Ph.D.

February 12, 1936 — May 20, 2024

Glen Mills, PA Formerly of Yardley, PA

Mervin L. Dissinger, Ph.D., age 88, of Glen Mills, PA, and formerly of Yardley, PA, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024.

Born in Cleona, PA, he was the son of the late Sterling Dissinger and Elizabeth (née Shenk) Benninghoff..

Mervin was a dedicated Professor at Rider College where he imparted his knowledge of Psychology to countless students. Mervin was also an experimental research psychologist as part of his academic assignment and was proud of the work he did in this capacity. In addition to his academic career, Mervin also ran a successful side business repairing TVs and radios, showcasing his diverse skills and interests.
Mervin's passion for exploration led him to become a world traveler. Beyond the confines of the classroom, he soared the skies as a pilot with ownership of both single and twin-engine planes. His adventures weren't limited to air travel; he also found joy in cruising the roads on his trusty Honda motorcycle. A man of refined taste, Mervin appreciated the beauty of classical music, which undoubtedly added richness to his life experiences.

Mervin was the husband of Joanne (née Freed) Dissinger; the loving father of Jennifer Ranton and Suzanne Dissinger; proud grandfather of Allie Ranton and Benjamin Alling.  He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth, Jay, and Robert Dissinger.

In honor of Mervin's remarkable life, let us remember him for his enthusiasm for learning, his sense of adventure, and his contributions to both academia and the community. May his spirit continue to inspire all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

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