Patrick J. Dieso Jr., 47, of Sugar Notch, fell asleep on Monday, May 13, 2013, and entered into his eternal rest.
Born in Ashley on July 1, 1965, he was a son of Patrick J. and Theresa Lilienthal Dieso Sr. He attended local schools in the Ashley and Hanover areas. He graduated from Hanover Area High School, class of 1983.
For a brief time after graduation, he learned the trade of welding. Pat changed careers early in life and he began to work for the Insalaco Food Distribution Co. as a meat cutter. Pat was employed by Insalaco for 25 years until 2007, when an automobile accident changed his life. However, Pat made the best of his life.
He was a true outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hunt and target shoot. He enjoyed going on hikes to pick mushrooms. His backyard grew every year into a beautiful garden. With his knowledge of food, he was an exceptional cook on the barbeque and smoking foods. Pat enjoyed all sports, but especially NASCAR, the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of the Nuangola Gun and Rod Club.
Patrick was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Nellie Dieso and Anthony and Anna Lilienthal.
Surviving Pat are his father, Patrick Sr., and his mother, Theresa, Ashley; brother, Richard and his wife, Karen, Swoyersville; sisters, Michelle Kornacki and her husband, Joseph, Ashley, and Christina Gushock and her husband, Michael, Wilkes-Barre; nieces, Amber, Brittany and Ashley; nephews, Richard and Ryan.
Pat's funeral will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. Entombment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Condolences to the family and directions to the funeral home can be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.
Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on May 16, 2013