Obituary of Roy Emerson Dietle

Photograph of Roy Emerson Dietle, father of Lannie Dietle and Dana (Dietle) Moore.

This is the obituary of my father Roy Emerson Dietle. Before marriage and service in the Army, he worked as a lumberjack for his uncle H. A. Miller. After the Army, the family moved westward to Mercer County, Pennsylvania where he initially worked as a machinist and later became a service technician for Farm Bureau in Mercer, which became Agway Petroleum. The family's first residence in Mercer County was the trailer park (41.234254, -80.333441) at the top of Wallace Hill. After that, they purchased 20 acres in Jackson Township and built a house that was located along Millbrook Road approximately at 41.242226, -80.161354. When Route 79 was constructed through that property, they moved the house down the road to 292 Millbrook Road, Jackson Center, Pennsylvania (41.242721, -80.144705).

Roy E. Dietle, a longtime resident of Jackson Township, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday (1-8-09) in Trinity Living Center, Grove City, where he had been a patient for only a short time. He was 77. Mr. Dietle was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Sand Patch, Somerset County, to Irvin H. and Alma C. Miller Dietle. Roy was a graduate of Myersdale (Pa.) High School. Through the years, he attended many technical schools for his work at Agway Petroleum of Mercer, where he worked as a Master service technician for more than 34 years, retiring in 1993. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Dietle was a member of Vincent United Methodist Church, Jackson Center, where he had served as a lay speaker, trustee and Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He enjoyed woodworking and was very handy. He and his wife built their own home. He was an avid sportsman. Roy was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Estalene Korns, whom he married Nov. 22, 1952, survives at home. Also surviving are: a daughter, Dana Moore and her husband Dale, Allison Park, Pa.; a son, Lannie L. Dietle and his wife Cheryl, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia Saylor, Berlin, Pa.; and two brothers, Irvin Dietle Jr. and his wife Pat, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Ralph Dietle and wife Marg, Myersdale, Pa. Roy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Luther Dietle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Vincent United Methodist Church, Box 7, Jackson Center, PA 16133; or the Patient’s Activity Fund of Trinity Living Center, 400 Hillcrest Ave., Grove City, PA 16127. DIETLE Roy E., 77, Jackson Township. Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (1-11-09) in SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro. Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (1-12-09) in the funeral home with the Rev. Susan M. Hoover, pastor of Methodists United in Faith, officiating. Inurnment: National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pa."

Roy and Estalene (Korns) Dietle are buried in Section C3, Site 111 of the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, approximately at 40.317248935, -80.15404138.

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