Donald Lee Dietz
May 26, 1941 – May 10, 2018
Donald Lee Dietz, age 76, of Taylors, South Carolina passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018. Donald was born May 26, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Norbert and Mildred Dietz.
Donald was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati a distinguished employee with 35 years of service to The Norton Company.
In addition and proudly, Donald volunteered his service as a Fire Fighter for over 30 years to the community of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Two of his proudest achievements were to be the Fire Chief of Deer Park Fire Company and being elected as Fire Commissioner for Cherry Hill NJ.
Most importantly and what Donald considered his PROUDEST achievement was his being a loving husband for 57 years to the light of his life, Patricia Dietz. As well as being the leader of his family in which he loved dearly.
Donald is survived by his wife, Patricia Dietz; son Doug Dietz (Kellie); and daughter Kathy Batson (Robert); grandchildren; Ryan and Eric Dietz, Kaitlyn Shaw (Joshua), and Matthew Beringer (Sunny Whitfield); and great grandchildren McKenzie and Mason Shaw.
Donald was preceded in death by; father Norbert Dietz and mother Mildred Dietz; brother Nord Dietz.
A visitation for Donald will be held Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. A funeral service will occur Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Earle Street Baptist Church, 225 W. Earle St., Greenville, SC 29609. A burial will occur Monday, May 14, 2018 following services at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29609.
Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Beringer, Joshua Shaw, Ryan Dietz and Eric Dietz.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawn-fh.com for the Dietz family.
- Norbert Dietz, Father
- Mildred Dietz, Mother
- Patricia Dietz, Wife
- Doug Dietz (Kellie), Son
- Kathy Batson (Robert), Daughter
- Ryan Dietz, Grandchild
- Eric Dietz, Grandchild
- Kaitlyn Shaw (Joshua), Grandchild
- Matthew Berringer (Sunny Whitfield), Grandchild
- McKenzie Shaw, Great Grandchild
- Mason Shaw, Great Grandchild
- Nord Dietz, Brother
- Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018
Donald Lee Dietz
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May 12, 2018
Our warmest thoughts and sympathies to Pat, Doug, Kathy and family on the loss of Don. I knew Don from work at Norton in PA and NJ. Don always had the big smile and strong laugh. He was always kind and a friend. In those days we worked with a good crew of sales and support folks like Ian Smith, Fred Yardley, Lou Mayer, Cosmo Dattis, Cindy Putnam, Bob Johnson and Frank Krohn. I remember one year that Don played Santa Claus at our Christmas party. He was perfect. The children all loved him. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to you. Joe & Holli Paquette