Franklin J. Dietrich

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  • "A lovely man...go with God."
    - Mary Dietrich Mitchell
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Franklin J. Dietrich, engineer and veteran, died Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. During World War II Frank was a sergeant in the US Air Force Reserves (USAFR) and he was honorably discharged in 1949. Frank was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. He attended Douglas Aircraft Company's Nike Guided Missile School, and he worked on several large projects for McDonnell Missiles and Space Systems Division, including the Skylab Project and the Apollo S-IVB Project. Frank received commendations from the US military authorities and from the Greek government for his successful assignments on behalf of companies in the United States and NATO in Europe. In the 1970s Frank was Chief Production Engineer with Morris-Knudsen in Saudi Arabia. In the 1980s he worked as Project Engineer for R J Reynolds company in Colombia, building a railroad to bring supplies from ports to mines. Frank also served as Assistant Director of Fundraising for the American Red Cross, private schools and churches. He was a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church in Eldersburg. After moving to a retirement community in 2000, Frank became active on the Board of Directors. He was always looking for ways to solve problems and improve processes. He is survived by his loving wife Virginia, his daughter Susie, his sons Tom and Peter, his step sons Richard, Gregory, and Larry, his step daughters Kathy and Sharon, and many others who loved him. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 23, 2015, 7-9pm at the Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Online condolences may be offered at www.HAIGHTFUNERALHOME.com



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Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 21, 2015
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