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Wiedeman Funeral Home, Inc. ~ Steelton, PA  |   717.939.2344

Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home ~ Harrisburg, PA   |  717.564.1434

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Wiedeman Funeral Home, Inc.  |  357 South Second Street | Steelton, PA 17113  |  Phone. 717.939.2344  | Fax. 717.939.1999  |  Dennis L. Wiedeman, F.D., President, Supervisor

Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home  |  23rd and Derry Streets | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104  |  Phone.  717.564.1434 | Fax. 717.564.7274  |  James W. Taljan, F.D., Supervisor



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In Loving Memory....

Dimitry Grabbe, 83, of Lower Swatara Twp., died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in MS Hershey Medical Center.

He was the retired Director of Research and Technology for AMP, Inc. and a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Oberlin.

Dimitry played an integral part in advancing US space exploration.  His pioneering work has produced nearly 500 US and foreign patents covering machine design, semiconductor packaging, electronics assembly and optoelectronic connector design.  His work in printed circuit board technology for electronic packaging led to the development of large, multi-layer printed circuit boards.  This proved crucial in helping U.S. astronauts gain greater real-time control of their space-exploration activities.  In 1964, he founded the Maine Research Corporation which specialized in high-end printed circuit boards; the company was dissolved in 1972.  He joined AMP, Inc. in 1973.  An IEEE Life Fellow, he has also been recognized by AMP (now Tyco Electronics) with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and by the American Society of Mechanical  Engineers, which chose him for its Leonardo da Vinci Award.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Xenia von Leuchtenberg Grabbe; three sons, Michael Grabbe and wife, Mina of Brownsburg, IN, Paul Grabbe and wife, Katherine of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Alexis Grabbe and his wife, Edith of St. Charles, MO; four daughters, Nina Shishkoff and husband, Dimitry of Driftwood, TX, Xenia Levitsky and husband, Alexander of Fair Haven, NJ, Mary Melody and husband, Richard of Annapolis, MD, and Olga Dewey and husband, Dana of Leonardtown, MD; one sister, Mary Shishkoff of Elmwood Park, NJ; 11 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Pomen Service on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Wiedeman Funeral Home, 357 S. Second St., Steelton with Very Rev. Stavrofor Srbolub Jockovich, his Pastor officiating.  Further funeral services and burial will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am in Nova Diveevo Russian Orthodox Convent and Church, Nanuet, NY.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Renovation Fund of Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 601 S. Harrisburg St., Oberlin, Steelton, PA 17113.