Theodore Dietz Theodore Albert Dietz, 91, of Severna Park, died February 3 at home, after a short illness. He was born December 25, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY. Ted retired as Chief Warrant Officer, USN after 21 years of honorable service, enlisting the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He continued his maritime vocation with Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock as an electrical engineer and later with MARserv as a consultant. He was married 62 years to Marian Bagnall Dietz until her death, and recently three years to Mary Bartlett. Ted was dedicated to his church, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School, served as Deacon and offered his electrician services in improving and maintaining the property. Also, for over 25 years, he provided his services in establishing and working as Chief Electrician and board member on the S. S. John W. Brown, a living memorial Liberty Ship berthed in Baltimore Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Theodore E. Dietz; daughter, Marian Dietz Day, son-in-law, Jeremiah Day; grandchildren, Margaret Suggs (Wayne), Anna Day, and Christopher Day; and great-grandchildren, Cody and Sarah Suggs. Friends and family will gather for A Time of Prayers, Stories and Fellowship at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15, at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, where a Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. Memorial contributions may be made to the S. S. John W. Brown, www.liberty-ship.com.
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Published in The Capital on Feb. 6, 2013