Richard "Dicky" Christian Dietz

Born: Mon., Jul. 23, 1951
Died: Tue., Jul. 4, 2017

Gathering of Family & Friends

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 12, 2017
Location: The Mechanicsburg Club's Centurian Room

Time of Remembrance & Storytelling

6:30 PM Wed., Jul. 12, 2017
Location: The Mechanicsburg Club's Centurian Room

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Richard “Dicky” Christian Dietz

Lived a Colorful Life -

Richard “Dicky” Christian Dietz, age 65, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully while being comforted by his loving family on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  Dicky was born on Monday, July 23, 1951 in Mechanicsburg to the late Robert Christian Dietz and Helena (Leite) Dietz.  In addition to his parents, Dicky is preceded in death by his sister, Linda Ness.

Dicky’s survivors include his partner for over 20 years, Susan Russell; his son, David C. Dietz and his wife, Sharon, and their daughter, Ellayna, of Harrisburg; his two sisters: Sandra “Sam” Kindness and her husband, David, of Mechanicsburg, Karen “KC” Parks and her husband, Chester, of Camp Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Dicky graduated from Mechanicsburg Area High School as part of the class of 1969.  He retired from the United States Postal Service in Dillsburg after over 30 years of service working as a mail carrier.  Dicky was a member of the American Legion Post #109 in Mechanicsburg and a long-time member of The Mechanicsburg Club where he was well known and loved.  Dicky had many passions, some well known and others less so.  Among them were his French horn and accordion playing along with his marching band performances and his playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on the piano.  There was his love of gambling, which included craps and pinochle; the thrill he enjoyed from watching his beloved Eagles, Phillies, and NASCAR; his thirst for competition when he played golf and billiards; his gamesmanship during family games; and the crossword puzzles he worked every morning.  Dicky lived his life with passion and energy and made every moment count.  Perhaps the most meaningful memories his family will carry with them are those from their annual trips to the Wildwood Shore where they spent countless hours together.  Dickey will be remembered by so many who knew and loved him.

All are welcome to join Dicky’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a time of remembrance and sharing of stories to begin at 6:30 p.m., all at the Mechanicsburg Club, 333 Heinz Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Please wear comfortable and casual clothing, as Dicky would want.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Dicky’s life can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or

Dicky’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dicky’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at

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William Shortridge
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
RIP Dick, I was one of your classmates and I just want to offer my condolences to the family. Left us way to young.

Sandy Thomas
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Dicky was so full of life and enjoyed every minute of it. He could make me laugh everytime we would see each other. I will miss his smile, laughter and antics! Sympathy to his family and his friends. He will be sorely missed.

Dave Thomas
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
To my longest and best friend, I will miss you. See you again, brother.

Tom Mumper
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
One of my bud's from class of '69. RIP Dick

Lynn Banzhoff
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Life is so short. Rest in peace, Dick

Ed Dyer
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I'm sorry to learn of Dicks passing. He was well like by many and will be missed.

Mike Wagner
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Dicky was definitely a lively and entertaining character at the Club. He will be missed by many at The Mechanicsburg Club!

Phil and Joy Knoll
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
RIP Dicky. I remember all the good times as a kid and again when you delivered our mail.

Rosie Stoner
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
RIP brother Boo, we had so much fun together, will miss you very much

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