The Rev. Alex E. Dandar, 89, formerly of Tiffin, died at 10:10 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2008 in St. Francis Health Care Centre in Green Springs.
Rev. Dandar was born March 23, 1919, in Pittsburgh, son of the late Andrew B. and Suzanne (Nagy) Dandar. He married Nora L. (Palmer) in Old Fort, June 28, 1948, and she preceded him in death Feb. 8, 2003.
Rev. Dandar was a United Church of Christ ordained minister for 45 years beginning in 1948, when he was first ordained. On Jan. 15, 2007, he was awarded the Martin Luther King Day Peacemaker's Award. He was a member of Fort Seneca United Church of Christ, and he expressed his Christian beliefs via civil activism, showing leadership both in civil rights and environmentalism.
Rev. Dandar was a graduate of Homestead, Pa., High School and later graduated from both Muskingum and Oberlin colleges. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II.
Survivors include his children, Stephen Dandar of Willard, Matthew Dandar of Tiffin, Jonathan Dandar of Gibsonburg, Samuel Dandar of Kansas, and an estranged daughter, Anna Alexander of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Dave Dandar of Whitehouse and Emmanuel Dandar of Connecticut.
Rev. Dandar was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Peter Dandar; and sister, Mary Hornyak.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Monday, in Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin, with funeral services will beginning at 11 a.m.; the Rev. Barry Bordenkirschner officiating. There will be no burial at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fort Seneca United Church of Christ. Condolences may be left for the family at engleshookfuneralhome.com.