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Wayne Roland Dieter

Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Nov 2009 (aged 86)
Copley, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial New Bedford, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 92768977 · View Source
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Wayne Roland Dieter, 86, of Copley, Ohio, passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 20, 2009.

A Copley resident for almost 40 years, he was born on January 24, 1923 in New Bedford, Pa. During World War II, Wayne served with distinction in the 276th Coast Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army throughout the Pacific. After the war, he returned to New Bedford earning a bachelor's degree in business from Youngstown State University. Wayne and Helen Louise Brenner were happily married for 58 years.

Wayne retired from Ameritech Publishing in 1989 after nearly 30 years of service. Affectionately known as 'The Old Man' by his many friends at Ameritech, Wayne was a consummate salesman who received numerous awards for outstanding achievement.

He was a founding member of Lion's Clubs in both New Bedford, Pa. and Copley, Ohio. As a result of his dedicated service to the Lions and the community, he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship. He was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 40 years and could always be counted on to pitch in wherever he was needed most. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and friends, rooting for Youngstown State football and spending time with his family.

He will be greatly missed by son and daughter-in-law, Craig (Beth) of Walton, Ky.; daughters, Rebecca Dieter (Michael Hance) of Akron, Ohio and Lesa Dieter (Mike Baker) of Cleveland, Ohio; her grandson, Scott Dieter of Walton, Ky.; and his brothers, Lynn of Youngstown, Ohio and Dale of Erie, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2008; parents, George and Ida Dieter; brother, Grant Dieter; and infant twin children, Scott and Susan.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Road, Copley, Ohio. Services will be held on Saturday, November 28 at 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1250 West Exchange St., Akron, Ohio.

Wayne's children would like express their gratitude to Carol Eshelman, Michael Hance, Sue Layton and Linda McCarthy for the wonderful care that they provided to him over the past year.

Memorials may be made to the Copley Lion's Club or Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal
from November 22 to November 24, 2009

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