Frederick J. Dietrich, Jr., Dunmore, passed away Friday evening in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. His wife of 45 years is the former Lynn Price.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frederick Dietrich, Sr and Audrey Miller Dietrich. He was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School as well as Johnson Technical Institute. He earned the distinction of being an Eagle Scout. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. He was a United States Navy veteran serving with his service including being stationed in Antarctica.
Fred was a member and past master of Green Ridge Lodge F&AM 597. His masonic affiliations, memberships and distinctions also included Commander in Chief of the Keystone Consistory, the Irem Shrine, the Oriental Band where he served as director and being bestowed the honor of being made a 33rd Degree Mason.
Also surviving are daughters Heather Bresser and husband Rick of Scranton and Rebecca DeVitto of Dunmore; son Stephen Dietrich and his companion Lorie Lapka of Whites Crossing; his beloved grandchildren Ryan and Emily Bresser and Michael DeVitto; uncle Ralph Miller.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Friends may call Thursday from 4-7pm. Masonic services will be held at 6:45pm.
Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. c/o Irem Temple, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas, PA 18612.