Frederick J. Dietrich, Jr.

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.


  1. MaryJo Sadvary

    Lynn & family, So many wonderful thoughts surround the great memories. Fred’s great smile and laughter can’t help but put a smile on your face. Many prayers and the wonderful memories will help you all through this time . Maryjo Sadvary Wilkes-Barre & Irem Shrine

  2. Don & Sandy Hoffman

    We had the pleasure of knowing Fred through our Masonic and Shriner affiliations. Fred was a good friend and a joy to be around. May his family be comforted in knowing that Fred will be missed by many for the good things that he has done. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn and the entire family. May Fred rest in eternal peace….

  3. Les Sharp

    Aleida and I both knew Fred from our years at Tobyhanna. Needless to say, we were shocked to learn of his passing. He was absolutely one of the nicest people we were honored to call a friend at the depot, always positive, always friendly. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to Fred’s family as they move thru this difficult time. Fair winds and following seas Fred, we’ll see you again.

  4. Kim and Frank Brooks

    Love and prayers are being sent to your family.

  5. Gerrie Calomino

    Rebecca and Family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers to you and your family. May the wonderful memories comfort you at this trying time. Respectfully, Gerrie Calomino

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