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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Quentin E. Dinardo
October 16, 1937 - February 18, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 4:00pm - Saturday, April 09, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

I took a course from Quentin.@ UH CL in 1976.. I was a Farquharson then . I loved him immediately and so appreciated the knowledge he gave me that I used my limited skills and painted a Hugh portrait of him, as big as my heart felt for him. What a wonderful man!! Rest softly my friend..

Marty F Wright, Houston, Tx

My sincere condolences to the family of Quentin. I am so sorry for your loss. Q will be sadly missed.

Cas Moll, Houston, TX

Dr. Dinardo has been a friend of mine since 1978. He was instrumental in guiding me to my spiritual life. He was also my supervisor at the VA hospital during my internship. I will always be grateful for his presence in my life. He will be greatly missed. With Much Love and Gratitude for your life, Love, Elise

Elise Orman, Austin, Tx

Long ago, a friend hooked me up with an apartment to sublet from a mysterious person named Quentin. Months passed, and I never met him. I met his refrigerator full of fruit cake (sent by his mom, I think) and other rather exotic foods (things like odd mustards and flavored vinegars), his study full of interesting books, his rack of ornate pipes, the scent of his tobacco, papers and more papers, a framed piece of "outsider" art featuring a design of the universe....and other miscellaneous trappings. It was quite some time before I ever met "him," yet his essence somehow filled the apartment, and kept me company as I relished, for the first time in my life, the joy of being alone in my own space. It was a time like no other---a drifty time, full of hippy things. One day I awoke and found one of the locals, Armando, sleeping in my bed, as harmless as a child. As time went by, I was to see Quentin here and there for many years. He invited me to the Bhagwan discourses and told me about things like color work and radionics. His amazing intensity impressed me as did his tendency to hold and touch my arms and hands and pat my shoulders whenever we happened to meet. His blazing blue eyes inquired, shifted around and bored into me. He was restless, yet he listened so carefully that I was afraid of him. He was like a fireball coupled with the most gentle of gurus. Not so many years ago, Carlos Fowell brought him over for Christmas dinner. We had standing rib roast and he was charming, warm and witty. He was like a well-behaved, model guest. He brought a lovely gift---nothing ordinary. Looking back, I see that he occupied a position of one so unique, a true citizen of my own very small world of friends and people. I cannot mourn him without also celebrating and without feeling the vibrations of these years roll over me in waves of joy, sorrow and laughter. Quentin, my love is with you wherever you are, my friend.

Barbara Jane Chaffee, Houston, TX

I was very sorry to hear about Dr. Dinardo, He was my Mentor, Teacher,DR, and Most of all Friend. I met him almost 40 years ago and lets say he saved me from myself! His Group meetings will always be cherished and his one on one advice was always wise. Thank You Dr. Dinardo, You will always be in my prayers, YOUR WERE A VERY REMARKABLE MAN!

Jack Correu, Magnolia, TX

I'm so sorry for the loss to your family. Quentin and I had many long and enjoyable astrological conversations over the years. I will certainly miss him. I hope he found the peace he was looking for.

Lilly Roddy, Houston, Tx

We share this loss with all of Quentin's family and friends. We owe him so much!

James Evans, Waukee, IA

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Quentin was my lifelong friend, mentor, spiritual guide and confidante. He saw me through my darkest hours always bringing a new perspective and light to the most challenging of circumstances. We shared many happy and precious moments over 45 years. I cannot imagine not being able to call him and hear his voice again. I feel blessed to have known him and called him my friend~ We have truly lost a Special Human Being! GOD Speed my Dear Friend!

Suzette Lane, Houston, Texas

Dr. Quentin E. Dinardo Jr., 78, of Houston, Texas, psychologist, philosopher and professor, passed away peacefully at his home February 18, 2016, after a brief illness. Known as Bud, Buddy and Papa B to family and longtime friends, he was born on October 16, 1937 in Schenectady, New York. He was the son of Dr. Quentin Dinardo, Sr. and Winifred Smith Dinardo, a well-known general surgeon and RN respectively. He graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and attended Clarkson University. After deciding that engineering was not his field, he moved to Houston to follow his passion and earned a BA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston where he was president of Psi Chi National Honor Society and received the Franklin Scholarship award.
Dr. Dinardo enjoyed a long and diverse career beginning with his role as staff psychologist at the VA Hospital. He was proud to be a part of The Tiger Project that allowed him to travel throughout the US providing sensitivity training to others in order to best assist returning veterans in re-integrating into society, cultivating a lifelong love of travel and teaching. His past positions include being Co-Director for ELE (Experimental Learning Events), Vice-President of Reeding and Company, Clinical Director for Laurelwood Hospital and Consultant to the Houston Ballet Academy, The Institute for Health Maintenance and The Performance Institute at the Houstonian Fitness Center. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s Program of Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston, and, up until the time of his death, was Teaching and Adjunct Faculty at The University of Houston Clear Lake. He lectured and taught at The C. G. Jung Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Women’s University, and was a guest speaker on local news radio stations KPFT and NPR. Most recently he ran a varied clinical practice working with athletes, corporations and individuals as a counselor and motivational coach with an emphasis on positive psychology. He developed the trademark Personal Force and the concept of a Path to Mastery, an approach that greatly benefitted his clients, many who became personal friends.
Quentin had a wide ranging and deep interest in philosophy, Eastern religions, the complexities of the human condition and spirit and the profound questions raised by these subjects. He relished being able to discuss these matters with family and friends. However, his greatest joy was to share his own interpretations of these issues with his students. A frequent traveler between Texas and upstate New York, Bud loved spending time in the Adirondacks and vacationing at Brant Lake. Some of his favorite pastimes included paddling a canoe, listening to the call of the loons, watching the sunset, daily yoga and meditation, simple gatherings with family and friends, and a great Italian meal. Although he traveled widely through Europe, Australia and India, the country which was most meaningful to him was Italy. He often vacationed and imported wine from there. His most memorable trip was to the tiny town of Roccavivara where his grandparents, Nicola and Marietta DiNardo, emigrated from at the turn of the century.
A unique individual, Dr. Dinardo helped numerous people throughout his life. He was loved by many and will be remembered as a great teacher, leader, student, counselor, friend and mentor. He was predeceased by his parents, his former wife, Ann Balcom Branham and his sisters, Joan Dinardo Silaika and Diane Dinardo Schreiber. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Will Keller and her husband Karl, son, Quentin Branham, granddaughters, Kendall and Caroline Keller, sister, Marilyn Hunter and husband Gene, brother in law, John Schreiber, nieces and nephews, Scott and Todd Silaika, Deborah Hunter Porier, Jennifer Hunter McKinlay, Edward, William and Derek Schreiber, along with their spouses and children.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bradshaw Carter, 1734 W. Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77098 on April 9th at 4:00 pm. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request that donations be made in his honor to the charity or your choice.

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Candle tribute lit by Peter Lisa — Arizona

I took a course from Quentin.@ UH CL in 1976.. I was a Farquharson then . I loved him immediately and so appreciated the knowledge he gave me that I used my limited skills and painted a Hugh portrait of him, as big as my heart felt for him. What a wonderful man!! Rest softly my friend..

Marty F Wright, Houston, Tx

My sincere condolences to the family of Quentin. I am so sorry for your loss. Q will be sadly missed.

Cas Moll, Houston, TX

Dr. Dinardo has been a friend of mine since 1978. He was instrumental in guiding me to my spiritual life. He was also my supervisor at the VA hospital during my internship. I will always be grateful for his presence in my life. He will be greatly missed. With Much Love and Gratitude for your life, Love, Elise

Elise Orman, Austin, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Patricia Pasternak — Washington

Long ago, a friend hooked me up with an apartment to sublet from a mysterious person named Quentin. Months passed, and I never met him. I met his refrigerator full of fruit cake (sent by his mom, I think) and other rather exotic foods (things like odd mustards and flavored vinegars), his study full of interesting books, his rack of ornate pipes, the scent of his tobacco, papers and more papers, a framed piece of "outsider" art featuring a design of the universe....and other miscellaneous trappings. It was quite some time before I ever met "him," yet his essence somehow filled the apartment, and kept me company as I relished, for the first time in my life, the joy of being alone in my own space. It was a time like no other---a drifty time, full of hippy things. One day I awoke and found one of the locals, Armando, sleeping in my bed, as harmless as a child. As time went by, I was to see Quentin here and there for many years. He invited me to the Bhagwan discourses and told me about things like color work and radionics. His amazing intensity impressed me as did his tendency to hold and touch my arms and hands and pat my shoulders whenever we happened to meet. His blazing blue eyes inquired, shifted around and bored into me. He was restless, yet he listened so carefully that I was afraid of him. He was like a fireball coupled with the most gentle of gurus. Not so many years ago, Carlos Fowell brought him over for Christmas dinner. We had standing rib roast and he was charming, warm and witty. He was like a well-behaved, model guest. He brought a lovely gift---nothing ordinary. Looking back, I see that he occupied a position of one so unique, a true citizen of my own very small world of friends and people. I cannot mourn him without also celebrating and without feeling the vibrations of these years roll over me in waves of joy, sorrow and laughter. Quentin, my love is with you wherever you are, my friend.

Barbara Jane Chaffee, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Betty (Lane) Tipps — Colorado

I was very sorry to hear about Dr. Dinardo, He was my Mentor, Teacher,DR, and Most of all Friend. I met him almost 40 years ago and lets say he saved me from myself! His Group meetings will always be cherished and his one on one advice was always wise. Thank You Dr. Dinardo, You will always be in my prayers, YOUR WERE A VERY REMARKABLE MAN!

Jack Correu, Magnolia, TX

Candle tribute lit by Suzette Lane — Texas

I'm so sorry for the loss to your family. Quentin and I had many long and enjoyable astrological conversations over the years. I will certainly miss him. I hope he found the peace he was looking for.

Lilly Roddy, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Kaden J. Stanley — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Julia Vivchak — Texas

We share this loss with all of Quentin's family and friends. We owe him so much!

James Evans, Waukee, IA

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Quentin was my lifelong friend, mentor, spiritual guide and confidante. He saw me through my darkest hours always bringing a new perspective and light to the most challenging of circumstances. We shared many happy and precious moments over 45 years. I cannot imagine not being able to call him and hear his voice again. I feel blessed to have known him and called him my friend~ We have truly lost a Special Human Being! GOD Speed my Dear Friend!

Suzette Lane, Houston, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Jack Correu — Texas


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