Robert C. “Bob” Dillinger

Born: 10/18/1953 Passed:

Robert C. “Bob” Dillinger, 67, of Brunswick, OH passed away peacefully on December 3rd, 2020 after a tough battle with head and neck cancer. He was born in Uniontown, PA in 1953 to the late Robert and Betty Dillinger making him a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Bob’s motto was always, “Go fast, take chances.” And that he sure did.  Bob was an accomplished drummer, who even landed a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band, The Baskerville Hounds. His greatest accomplishment was that he was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.


He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Dillinger; granddaughter, Isabella Sweeney; lifelong friend, Sandra Dillinger; brother, Kenneth Dillinger; sister, Terry Dillinger; his nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and musician brothers. 


Due to COVID there will be no immediate services. The family plans to announce a celebration of life in the summer of 2021, once everyone can safely get together. 


10 Tributes to Robert C. “Bob” Dillinger

  1. Bill Bentley says:

    He was my hero growing up… God speed Bob.

    • Isaiah robinette says:

      Bob was an amazing man he would come see me at the shop and most of the time would bring the dog and he would tell me about his story’s as a summer and being in the music industry and I played saxophone and other instruments he would always say Isaiah take chances and go fast your an honest mechanic and I trust you with my life have fun and enjoy it and the 1st day he met me he said I’m gonna call you Izzy I miss you my friend a lot hope to see you again you have definitely left a footprint here on this earth glad your not in pain anymore

      • Andrea Dillinger says:

        Thank you for sharing your memories or my dad, “Izzy”. It’s so nice to hear how sweet my dad was to everyone!

        • Joker(David.Wurtz) says:

          Rest in peace brother, friend. It was an honor to have you as a friend and a brother we talked of so many different things you watched my house for me when I went to Florida you spoiled my dog lol and no Jada misses you. You’re greatly missed my friend you’ll never be forgotten. I know you’re in heaven with God, no more pain or suffering you couldn’t ask for a better friend or brother Love you man, and thank you so much. He always be my brother. Trust and respect. I thought some prayers for family and friends you have my deepest condolences You’re gone but should never be forgotten…

      • Mike " cowboy" Conley says:

        Lead foot on a suped up chevy . Thunderdrums , lived and ran hard. God speed .

  2. margaret williams says:

    Andrea, i am glad i had the privilege to know your Dad in his cancer journey . I will always remember his cap he wore to all his appts.
    keeping you in my thoughts . I heard there they are jamming in heaven.

    • Andrea Dillinger says:

      Thank you for the sweet message, Margaret! Thank you for always joking with my dad and lightening up the appts! Tell Dr. Ludlow and team that I said thank you for all that they did to try to help my dad win the battle. You guys are a great team.

    • Thomas G. Crossen says:

      Went to Metro w/ The Wave& Gus to see the “Captain”. He introduced Gus and Wave as “his guitarist, and me as “his sax player.” Thank you God for Bob, and for placing him on my path.
      God speed brother.

    • Winona Fowler says:

      I am honored to have met your Dad and listen to him play the drums . He was such a nice guy , he will be greatly missed ! RIP Bob , see you later !

    • Winona says:

      I am honored to have met your Dad and listen to him play the drums . He was such a nice guy , he will be greatly missed ! RIP Bob , see you later !

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