Donald Edmund Arthur Dietrich, Jr., 70, of Greenfield died December 27, 2016 at home, surrounded by his human family and his dog family.
Born September 19, 1946 in Harlan, Ky., he was the son of the late Donald Edmund Arthur Dietrich, Sr., and Helen Davis Dietrich.
Don was a 1965 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Don’s passion was sports. He loved nothing more than coaching children, especially his own.
Don was a nearly 28-year employee of TFO Tech Co., Jeffersonville, Oh. He was one of the original TFO crew members. The employees spent 13 weeks in Japan in 1989 undergoing training.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cindi Pearce; four children, Melissa Dietrich Bosier, Jake Pearce-Dietrich, Pearce G. Dietrich and Liza Dietrich; four grandchildren, Eric Dietrich, Jr., Dylan Bosier, Lucas Dietrich and Jada Pearce-Dietrich; his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Gail Dietrich; his sister, Pat Dietrich Hill; two brothers-in-law, Dr. James J. Pearce and David C. Pearce; three nephews, Joey Dietrich, Eddie Hill and Aaron Pearce and two nieces, Kim Dietrich Abdulghani and Shoshana Pearce. He is also survived by his dogs, Albert, Juliet, Cagni, Sukie and Khaleesi. He was preceded by his son, Eric Grimes Dietrich.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield. Visitation will be held at Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home, Greenfield on Monday, Jan. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Humane Society, 9331 State Route 124, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.