Patrick "Pat" Scott Dietz

October 8, 1962 ~ April 29, 2021 (age 58)

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Patrick “Pat” Scott Dietz

Lived Life in Perpetual Motion -

Patrick “Pat” Scott Dietz, age 58, of Mount Holly Springs, and formerly of Virginia, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  Pat was born on Tuesday, October 8, 1962, in Harrisburg to Gary Marlyn Dietz and the late Virginia Ann (Retrieve) Dietz. 

Pat’s survivors include his three children: Ashley Dietz of Mechanicsburg, Cory Dietz and wife, Summer, of Scarbro, WV, Patrick “PJ” Dietz, II of Stuarts Draft, VA; his eight grandchildren: Conner Dietz, Ethan Weaver, Gage Dietz, Beckham Dietz, Sunni Dietz, Lovely Dietz, Jagger Dietz, Rogue Dietz; his four siblings: John Dietz, Gary Dietz, Jr., Lorri French, Abby Dietz; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine companion, Diesel the boxer.

Pat graduated from Northern High School as part of the class of 1980.  He was a member of the American Legion.  Pat worked as a self-employed over the road truck driver who was known by his CB handle, “Crusader.”  As someone who lived his life in perpetual motion, he enjoyed owning and riding motorcycles.  Pat was known for his giving spirit as well as having a colorful and large vocabulary.  Above all else, he was a loving father and grandfather, known as “Pops.” Pat put a lot of effort into his grandchildren and was always engaged with them. 

All are welcome to join Pat’s family at his greeting of family and friends on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:30 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Celebrant Patti Vogl officiating.  Interment in St. John’s Cemetery in Mechanicsburg will immediately follow the service.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Pat’s life can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123,

Pat’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Pat’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


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Greeting of Family and Friends
May 14, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory
37 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Guaranteed delivery before the Greeting of Family and Friends begins

May 14, 2021

2:30 PM
Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory
37 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Guaranteed delivery before the Service begins

May 14, 2021

3:45 PM
St. John's Cemetery
4605 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Guaranteed delivery before the Interment begins


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123

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