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Rudolph A. Dieterich

January 5, 1938 - November 26, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: December 3, 2021

Place of Service Queen of Peace Church

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Rudolph A. Dieterich, 82, of Hawley, died on Friday, November 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Anne M. (Gumpper) Dieterich. The couple married on September 10, 1960.

Born on January 5, 1938 in Waymart, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Cecelia (Lubinski) Dieterich. He graduated from Waymart High School and served four years in the US Navy. During his time in the Navy, Rudy served on a destroyer and before being honorably discharged was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington D.C..

He later met and married his wife and they moved to New Jersey. He worked for Allstate Insurance in Somerville/Raritan until his retirement in 1999. Following his retirement, he and his wife spent their time between Marco Island, FL and Lake Wallenpaupack, spending the last three years solely at the lake.

Rudy will be remembered as a good man who gained the respect of others by being honest and treating them with respect.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister Patricia Olver of Waymart; his sons, Michael J. Dieterich and Gerald A. Dieterich both of Hawley; his former daughter-in-law Michele Dieterich. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Renee (Dieterich) Schwesinger of Honesdale, Michael Dieterich and wife Kelly of Damascus, Matthew Dieterich of Beach Lake, Alexander Dieterich and his partner Haily Merritt of Honesdale and Tyler Dieterich of Hawley. Great grandchildren, Scott Davis, Logan Dieterich, Cole Dieterich and Ayden Schwesinger.

He was preceded in death by his sister Joan (White) Warncke; his brothers-in-law Ronald Gumpper and Robert Romich; great granddaughter Kyla Schwesinger and his former daughter-in-law Karen Dieterich.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd at Queen of Peace Church, Hawley at 10 am. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honesdale. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.


428 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431


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