|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1905|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1962|
Born April 25, 1905, William J. Dietrich Jr. was the son of William J. Dietrich, Sr. and his first wife Sarah M. Merkel.
He was a brother to Ruth, Esther, and Naomi Dietrich, and half-brother to June Dietrich Decker.
He was a stepson of Susan Mabel (nee Schell) Dietrich, and husband of Margaret H. Dietrich.
The cemetery office had suggested that William Jr. was probably a large man, as he was buried in an "Oversized Airseal" casket, but a niece of his recalls that he was not so. She recalled he passed away as a result of a lung problem, possibly cancer.
Cemetery records state his cause of death was bronchial pneumonia, and that he passed at the age of 57 years, 2 months, and 21 days, dying July 16 and interred July 19 1962.
Both the family member and the cemetery were correct; his death certificate states he died of pneumonia of 10 days standing with cancer contributing.
His Allentown obituary is obtainable only at the library since it was published before their current online archives. It appeared on July 17 1962 on page 21.
William Joseph Dietrich (1875 - 1950)
Sarah Matilda Merkel Dietrich (1877 - 1915)
Margaret H. Peters Dietrich (1905 - 1990)*
Ruth E Dietrich Christman (1903 - 1992)*
William J Dietrich (1905 - 1962)
Esther Agnes Dietrich Bachman (1910 - 1995)*
June Dietrich Decker (1917 - 2007)**
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Jun 21, 2006
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