Henry W. Dietz
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Henry W. Dietz, 82, of Butler, formerly of Ford City and Carlisle, passed away Wednesday at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
He was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Kittanning to the late William and Clara (Gebhardt) Dietz.
Henry was a 1949 graduate of Ford City High School. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth T. "Becky" Turicik on June 13, 1953. He worked for PPG Industries for 30 years in Ford City and Carlisle.
Henry proudly served in the U.S. Army as a weapons instructor during the Korean War.
He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Goldsmith of New York and Linda (Daryl) Patten of Butler; and his four grandsons, Dan and Steven Goldsmith of New York and Nick and Luke Patten of Butler.
Henry was affectionately known to his grandsons as "Pops." He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening, sharing military stories and reading.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Becky."
The family wishes to express their gratitude to oncology nurses Vicki Werth, Brenda Andreassi and Darla Malley for their dedication, love, support and remarkable care during Henry's illness. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the amazing staff at Inpatient Hospice for their dedication, care, compassion and spirituality.
DIETZ - Friends and family of Henry W. Dietz, who passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, are invited to attend a memorial Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul's Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler.
Burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Ford City will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Henry's name to the Butler Area Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, www.butlerlibrary.info; The Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013, www.boslerlibrary.org, or Inpatient Hospice, VNA Services and Foundation, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001, www.vna.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Information and a private guest book are available at www.thompson-miller.com.
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on July 25, 2013