John H. "Jack" Deiter, Jr., 84, formerly of Williamstown, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Tremont Health and Rehab.
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Born in Tower City, April 1, 1928, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Myrtle Ritzman Deiter.
Jack was a graduate of the former Tower City High School.
He was the retired owner of the former J.H. Deiter and Sons, Tower City.
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Williamstown; a former member of the Tower City Loyal Order of Moose; Tower - Porter Lions Club and the Tower City American Legion and the Italian Lodge, Hershey.
Jack was an accomplished drummer in many local big bands including; Herm Miller, Bob Alanbach, Hal Herman, Al Morrison and the Satin Tone Bands.
In addition to his parents he was pre-deceased by sisters, Freda, Florence, Merle and Pearl; brothers, Robert and Dale.
Surviving are his wife, Flo-Ella "Buzz" Deiter; a son, Brad Deiter and his wife Rose, Tower City; daughter, Ann Neyer and her husband Max, Tower City; two step-sons, Randy Malick and his wife Lori, Lebanon and James Malick, Harrisburg; one sister, Myrtle "Eleanor" Kimmel, Donaldson; six grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Deiter; Jesse, Natalie, Nathan Neyer; three step-grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Kara Malick; two great grandchildren, Alexa and Gavin Deiter.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. Tower City, with Rev. Kathleen Kuehl officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 am at the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Tower-Porter Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 33, Tower City PA 17980. To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 31, 2013