Published in the April 7, 2017 edition

Robert-Dinjian-obit-4-7-17-webREADING — Robert A. Dinjian, 82, a resident of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Winchester Hospital.

Bob was born in Boston on March 20, 1935, and was the son of the late N. Evelyn (Fasci) and Astor S. Dinjian. He was raised in the South End of Boston, where he graduated from high school. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1962. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wentworth Institute and worked as an insulation contractor for many years.

An intelligent man, Bob was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He had a mind for how things worked, and enjoyed tinkering around the house, or sharing his knowledge with those around him. He was a carpenter, plumber, photographer, electrician, livery driver, and handyman all in one. Bob was involved with refurbishing pianos, owned real estate, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. If you needed a car ride, an animal removed from your attic, or just some advice, Bob was your guy. He was strong willed, independent, and loved his family, and his sweets.

Bob will be lovingly remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous man who was well liked by anyone he met. He will be deeply missed by his family, but never forgotten and his memory will live on in their hearts.

Bob was the beloved husband of Maria M.A. (Schlee) Dinjian, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Paula A. Adams and her husband Skip of Saugus; and Mark A. Dinjian and his wife Marilyn of Reading. She was the cherished grandfather of Ashley Adams and Chelsey Adams, both of Saugus, and Shawn Dinjian of Reading.

Services are private. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. For online tribute, visit