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April 23, 2014

Richard Lee Dietz

SAEGERTOWN — Richard Lee Dietz, 59, of Saegertown, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

Richard was born in Meadville on July 30, 1954, a son of the late Harold Eugene and Mide Mae Swavey Dietz.

He was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church.

For more than 30 years, Richard was employed by the former McCrosky Tool. He attended Saegertown High School, Crawford County Vocational Technical School for the Machine Shop trade, and later earned his GED. A member of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education), Richard loved his Harley Davidson, cars, NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, and hunting. But what he loved most in life was his daughter, Eva.

Richard is survived by his daughter, with whom he lived, Evalina Marie Baker, her husband, Robert, and her companion, Lee Smith, of Saegertown, who were like sons to Richard; a grandson, Sebastian Lee Baker of Saegertown; a sister-in-law, Barb Dietz of Saegertown; and his trusted dog and friend, K-2, who will also miss him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Walter E. Dietz.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Darrell L. Greenawalt, pastor of Saegertown United Methodist Church, officiating.

Richard will be laid to rest in Brookhouser Cemetery, Saegertown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Evalina Baker, P.O. Box 518, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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