Eugene P. Dietz, age 74 of Lima, passed away April 3, 2013. He was born August 26, 1938 to Urban and Mary Foltz Dietz in Wapakoneta where he was raised. He graduated from St. Joe High School before going to college at the University of Dayton He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering before obtaining a commission to the United States Navy.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Barbara Weeks Dietz; children – Bryan (Jan) Dietz; David (Susyn) Dietz; and Jill (Carl) Landry; grandchildren – Matthew, Michael, Kayleigh, McCarthy (Max), Stuart, and Camille; sisters – Marge (Jess, deceased) Rupert; Dottie (Bob) Manger; and Sue (Frank, deceased) Manger; sister-in-law – Shirley (Steve) Yorgy as well as many nieces, nephew, and friends.
He proudly served in the Navy for 10 years as a pilot. He flew during the Vietnam War before being stationed on the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). Following his distinguished service, Gene and Barb moved back to Northwestern Ohio where opened and operated Aamco Transmissions for 30 years on Market Street in Lima.
Following his retirement he enjoyed wood working and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church, where he was a member, 2200 W. Elm Street, Lima, OH 45805.
A celebration memorial mass will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima. Father Steven Blum will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to Habitat for Humanity, 550 West Elm Street, Lima, OH 45801.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am