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Jarod Charles Dittman
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1979
Cass County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2008
San Diego County
California, USA

5 Apr 2008: Jarod Charles Dittman 28, formerly of Centre County Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2008.

He leaves behind a beloved wife, Pavlina, and 17 month old daughter, Angela Nicole.

Jarod was born September 6, 1979 in Fargo, North Dakota, graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School in 1998 and later went on to graduate from The Pennsylvania State University.

He married Pavlina Dudeva on May 20, 2004 in Skopje Macedonia. Angela Nicole Dittman, his precious daughter, was born on October 27, 2006 in State College, Pa.

Jarod was a member of the Civil War Reenactment group the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C.

He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and was deployed to Kosovo and to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Jarod was a patriotic man. He continued in his service to his country and began his career as a Border Patrol Agent for the Department of Homeland Security in March of 2007. He loved his career and his fellow agents.

He died while in the line of duty. On Saturday, April 5, 2008, Jarod's sacrifice and life were honored in a memorial service in San Diego, CA attended by approximately 1000 fellow service members and accompanied by a full motorcade involving over 200 police and official vehicles.

Surviving is his mother; Catherine Wilson Dittman of Snow Shoe and his father; Charles R. Dittman of New Castle. In addition he is survived by his sister; Alexis Dittman of Stormstown; and a brother Adam Dittman of Harrisburg; maternal grandparents, James and Janet Wilson of Port Matilda and paternal grandmother, Jannette Dittman of Fargo, North Dakota. Also surviving are the cousins that he loved, Justin, Sean and Caitlin Wilson, Lucas and Amanda Everet, Arielle and Skyler Pallo, Shane, Chelsea and Nick Dittman and Benjamin Dittman.

Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather Richard Dittman of Fargo, North Dakota. Jarod was a giving and gentle man who would help anyone and did. While deployed to Kosovo he saw that the children were in need of winter clothing and orchestrated a drive to collect coats and boots in the U.S. and then distributed them throughout the countryside. Jarod was a loving man who considered family top priority. He was committed and dedicated to showing those around him how much he cared for them. Jarod was a godly man. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist church and lived his life as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Gatesburg Cemetery
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Mar 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25646934
Jarod Charles Dittman
Added by: Cathy Wilson Dittman
Jarod Charles Dittman
Added by: Cathy Wilson Dittman
Jarod Charles Dittman
Added by: Cathy Wilson Dittman
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Happy Birthday, Jarod. Whoever says it gets easier as time goes by aren't true to reality. It gets worse. with each year that passes by it makes me want to sing happy birthday to you more, makes me want to catch a football game with you, go to a diner, ta...(Read more)
- Adam Dittman
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012
Jameson Jarod Dittman was born on February 19, 2011. His name is to honor his father Adam Jameson and you. He will grow up knowing what this name means and the importance of it to both Adam and I. You are not forgotten and are spoke of often by Adam. ...(Read more)
- Megan Hook
 Added: Jun. 10, 2011
My darling son,Those who loved you will never forget you. What an honor it has been to be your mother. We miss you terribly.
- Cathy Wilson Dittman
 Added: Oct. 14, 2008
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