Emory O. Deiterich, 83

OCT. 24, 1929-MARCH 23, 2013

March 24, 2013
  • Emory O. Deiterich
Emory O. Deiterich

Emory Odell Deiterich, 83, of Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at NMS Healthcare, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 24, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George Fred Dieterich Sr. and Katherine Lenore (Schindel) Dieterich, and raised by his aunt and uncle, the late C. Franklin and Grace V. Schindel.

Mr. Deiterich was a 1947 graduate of Hagerstown High School and received his Associate of Arts from Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed in the sales department for the Pangborn Corp., then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge, he worked for 20 years as an agent and sales manager for the Allstate Insurance Co. in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, then retiring with 26 years of service as an agent for the Nationwide Insurance Co. in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown; a member the BPO Elks No. 378 and their Thursday night tenpin bowling league; a lifetime member of Funkstown American Legion No. 211; the AARP; and a member of the Beaver Creek Country Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pauletta N. (Kline) Deiterich; four children, Mark O. Deiterich and wife, Kelli, of Smithsburg, E. Todd Deiterich and wife, Sofiya, of Chicago, Ill., Emily N. Benas and husband, Tim, of Gaithersburg, and Amy E. Mason and husband, Michael, of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Nathan Deiterich, Mitchell Deiterich, Rebecca Mason and Izzac Deiterich; and one brother, Tim Schindel of Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents and his aunt and uncle, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George F. Dieterich Jr. and Robert E. Dieterich; and three sisters, Helen J. Lawrence, Mary Catherine Kitchen and Carmen Fix.

A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Randolph and North Potomac Streets, Hagerstown, with the Rev. David Oravec officiating.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or online at

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