Kenneth M. Dietz, Jr., 80, of Smokey Hollow Rd., Baldwinsville, passed away on Thursday June 27, 2013. Born in Baldwinsville to his late parents, Harriet Josephine Orr Dietz and Kenneth M. Dietz, Sr., on October 2, 1932. A grad uate of Baldwinsville Academy High School, class of 1949. He attended Simmons School of Mortuary Science for one year. Ken was a truck driver for Mobil Oil Co., Syracuse. He was an avid bird watcher, and an auto mechanic for friends and neighbors, always giving a helping hand to others. A member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, serving in various positions, as well as the Men’s Club and their Saturday chicken barbecues.
He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth P. Dietz on September 19, 1981; his grandson, Joshua Dietz. Surviving are is loving wife of 57 years, Jill A. Sherlitz Dietz; his children, John C. Dietz of Charlotte, NC, Katherine R. and her husband, Bruce F. Coville of Syracuse; and David J. and his wife, Lisa M. Dietz of Phoenix, NY; a daughter-in-law, Nancy E. Dietz of Myrtle Beach, SC; nine grandchildren, Eric and Alex Dietz, Orin, Cara, and Adam Coville, Jared, Landon, Nathan, and Bradley Dietz; two sisters, Barbara Johnson of Baldwinsville, and Nila Wilson of Kingston, Ontario Canada; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours are on Monday July 8, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135. Services will by on Tuesday July 9 at 2 p.m. in the Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix, NY, with the Rev. Marion Moore- Calgan officiating. Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St.. Contributions to: Phoenix United Methodist Church.