OBITUARY

Joseph Dietrich

January 24, 1922February 24, 2019

Joseph Dietrich

Joe was born and raised in Manhattan. He was married in 1951, he and his wife Joan were married for 45 years until her passing in 1996.

Joe was a WWII veteran who served in the Army Airforce. He worked for the NYC Transit System and the NYC Dept. of Water Pollution where he was an Engineer for 25 years. Joe was also a member of the American Legion Kells-Grennie Post in New Dorp, Staten Island where he served for many years as Vice Commander and Membership Chairman.

Joe enjoyed taking vacations and visiting relatives. He had a deep love of animals. Joe is survived by 5 nephews; Edward, Thomas, Terry, James, & Thomas. For many years his loyal, faithful companion Jean Gallo and her family have been a great comfort to him.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 27, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joseph Dietrich

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thomas meechan

February 25, 2019

I first met Joe at my grandmother's NYC apartment Thanksgiving 1951, when I was nine. He had just married my Aunt Joan.

Over the ensuing years Joe became a wonderful friend and trusted mentor. Many happy get together s were enjoyed while visiting with Joe and my aunt in Staten Island, Cooperstown and Connecticut .

I would like to imagine that, at the moment of his passing this past Sunday morning, he was immediately greeted by his parents, his beloved brothers and my Aunt Joan all who’d gone before him, and importantly, welcomed by Christ with open arms, who patted him on the back, and said, “Well done Joe Dietrich, my good and faithful servant. Welcome home.

I will miss him dearly.

Lester Modelowitz

February 25, 2019

Joseph Dietrich joined the Kells - Grennie American Legion Post in 1996 and was an outstanding member for more than 20 years. In 1996 he became a Vice Commander of the Post and also served as the Post Membership from 1999 - 2014, he also was a member of the Post 316 Honor Guard, Joseph attended all functions of the American Legion on Staten Island. Joseph also served in WW II.
We will always cherish him for who he was and what he did.

Rest In Peace - Veteran and Legionnaire...…..

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY