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Sarah F. Dietrick

January 6, 1928 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 92)


Sarah Fordham Dietrick, 92, of Scranton, passed away on Monday, at Allied Skilled Nursing. Sarah was the wife of the late Frank E. Dietrick who passed away in March of 2014.  The couple was married for 63 years.

Born January 6, 1928 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. and Alicia Fordham, Sr. Sarah graduated from Kent Place School, Summit, NJ and Bennett College, Millbrook, NY. She volunteered her time with the Junior League of Scranton and also served as a deacon, elder, and president of the women’s association at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton where they were members.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anees Fogley, Dr. Charles Deck, and the nurses and staff at Allied Terrace for their compassionate care.

Surviving are her children: Frank Dietrick, Jr., Philadelphia, Timothy T. Dietrick (Bertye), Fleetville, and Abigail Vakay, West Hampton, NY; grandsons: Justin and Andy Dietrick, Conor and Will Vakay; nieces and nephews. 

Sarah was also preceeded in death by her siblings: Walter H. Fordham, Jr., William B. Fordham, and Mary F. Reedy.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Luke Millett Research Fund at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, 19104.

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