Obituary of John Dibble
John C. Dibble, age 74, passed away on March 29, 2021. Born on May 29, 1946 in Washington, D.C. he grew up in Connecticut and West Lafayette, Indiana. After graduating from Columbia University in 1968, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy, was commissioned as a Lt.jg., and served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1969-1970.
Post Navy, John enrolled in Indiana University Law School, graduating in 1973, and practiced general law in Lafayette until 1985. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and practiced International law for the rest of his career.
Always politically active, as a student at Columbia, he worked as a special assistant to Indiana Senator Birch Bayh on the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. Later he managed the Philadelphia office for Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign.
At the time of his death he was Chairman of the Board for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund where he had served for many years. His time in Vietnam gave him a profound respect for American Veterans and he worked tirelessly for many years to make sure that those who had given their lives for their country would not be forgotten. https://www.pbs.org/video/conversations-jeff-weeks-conversations-jeff-weeks-john-dibble/
While practicing law in Indiana he met and married Nicolette Comsa in 1982. They moved to Great Falls, Virginia in 1985 and purchased a farm house where they raised their two daughters, and joined Great Falls United Methodist Church where John later served on the vestry. He never forgot those who needed a helping hand and gave generously of his time and efforts on their behalf.
As a Great Falls resident, he loved history and the parks. One of his favorite things was to walk with his dog for miles along the Potomac river trails. Those two interests lead him down another path and he wrote two mystery novels, both set on the Potomac River trails.
John will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by his wife Nicolette (Nikki), daughter Ann V. Logan (Annie) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, brother Jerry A. Dibble of Santa Rosa, California, son-in-law Jeff Logan, sister-in-law Victoria Comsa of Alexandria, Virginia, 3 nephews, 2 grand-nephews, and 2 grand-nieces.
A memorial service will be held on April 19, 2021 at 11:00AM at Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066. People can go to or contact the church at www.greatfallsumc.org to sign up for attending the memorial service at the church.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 S. Clark Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202.