Frederick Dentinger, an insurance executive and civic leader with an interest in broadcasting, died April 8, 2014 after a short illness. He was 86.
Dentinger was a graduate of Canisius College and served in the Navy at the end of World War II and Korean War. He spent most of his career as an officer and then president of the Buffalo Fire Office.
His contributions to broadcasting came with his many years serving on the board of the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association. At his passing, he was Chairman Emeritus.
Dentinger was also a past member of the board of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.
His wife of 44 years, Annette M. Saele Dentinger, died in December 2002. He is survived by two sons, William F. and James F.; a daughter, Mary Ellen Carocci; and eight grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 11 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Clarence.