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This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Maria Dietz. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Bev and Jon Gascoine
Condolence: To Maria and John’s wonderful family....
We were so saddened to learn of Maria’s passing, and extend to you our deepest sympathies.

Maria called me “Rupe”, a nickname I was given at the Open Door, where we worked together for many many years, and shared a friendship that I will treasure forever. She had the most delightful personality, and was the kindest, most loving person I have ever met—and always there for everyone with positivity and comforting words if you had a challenge to overcome.

I can’t put into words how our friendship changed my life. Just being around her every day influenced me to strive to emulate her kindness, compassion, and sincerity. She will always be a bright light in my life and I’m sure many many others as well.

We will miss and continue to celebrate the lives of Maria and John, two extraordinarily beautiful souls. The world is a better place for the way they lived their lives. They were extremely proud of their family, and rightly so.
Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
Again, we are thinking of you all, and send you our sympathies.
Friday June 01, 2018
Condolence From: Mare Stovic
Condolence: I was pleased to be John and Maria's neighbor for several years. The morning after we moved in, Maria arrived with freshly baked scones. Standing on either side of her white picket fence, I enjoyed many lively chats with her. When I received devastating medical news, she was there with a bear hug and supportive words. I'll always admire the fearless abandon with which she headed outside in pursuit of her collie, Alex. :-) She was/is a bright light. My condolences to her family.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Condolence From: Judith and Willard Radell
Condolence: We were so sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Maria was a wonderful person, and we will miss her greatly. I will especially miss our phone conversations to discuss a favorite piece of music or performance. She brought kindness and comfort to all, friend and stranger. With sympathy and prayers for her family, of whom she was rightly proud.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Condolence From: Bonni Dunlap
Condolence: I'm so sorry to hear of Maria's passing; I met Maria when she bought her first collie puppy from us; it was a surprise for her children when they returned from a vacation. We joked that I had visitation rights - and we would share stories about our collies. I also worked with her at St. Andrew's Village and on projects when she was at the Open Door. She was such a positive, kind and caring person. To her family - I extend my sympathy.
Tuesday May 29, 2018
Condolence From: Fletcher Family
Condolence:
Mrs. Dietz was truly one of a kind. Our parents met the Dietz’s through the Bridge Club in Indiana. Mrs. Dietz infectious personality touched us all in some way. Her great laugh, smile or her hug during difficult times, Mrs. Dietz seemed to pull into our parent’s driveway at the right time. We offer our condolences to the Dietz family.
Tuesday May 29, 2018
Condolence From: Lori Rittle
Condolence: Maria coordinated the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team that I was a part of for many years. She was committed to the continuation of this support for first responders. She was very warm and compassionate in all her interactions and a wonderful person to just be with.
Sunday May 27, 2018
Condolence From: Elaine Hackett Salisbury
Condolence: Maria was a gift to all of us Sacred Heart Academy friends and classmates. She was a dear, kind, talented soul, willing to share with all of us, making us better people. My condolences, prayers, and thoughts are with you, her family, as I recall such fond memories of my friend.
Sunday May 27, 2018
Condolence From: Sarah Mantel & Vaughn Clay
Condolence: A beautiful life well lived and too soon ended. We will hold our dearest Maria in our hearts always and cherish so many memories of her caring and kindness, her courage and her joy in life.
Sunday May 27, 2018
Condolence From: Laurie Nicholson
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear of Maria's death. She was an extraordinary woman and someone that I admired and respected very deeply. Maria's devotion to and pride in her family were legendary, and her selfless approach to helping and supporting others was an equal calling. I will miss her beautiful smile, her hearty laugh, and her genuine sense of joy and curiosity in living. Our lives are richer for having known her.
Sunday May 27, 2018
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Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
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965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com