Judith A. Dietrich


Judith A. (Witmer) Dietrich, 78, formerly of Narvon, passed away at Landis Homes on Saturday, December 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with Parkinson Lewy Body Dementia. She was the wife of the late James M. Dietrich, who died in 1997.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd K. and Pauline (Rentschler) Witmer.

Judy was graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School, class of 1957. She then attended Elizabethtown College for a year.  She played Field Hockey at L-S and in 2006, she was inducted into the L-S Athletic Hall of Fame.

She worked as a mail clerk for GAI-Tronics, Mohnton for 34 years, retiring in 2008.

She was involved in the Dog Show world for over 50 years, and owned Dutch Wood Dog Kennels of Reading, PA.

Judy is survived by her companion, Jay P. Evans of Narvon and a daughter, Linda J. Dietrich and a brother, R. Dale married to Judy (Long) Witmer of Manheim.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 10 AM until 11 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The funeral is 11 AM with Pastor Mark Kopp officiating. Interment will follow in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in memory of Judith A. Dietrich to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation, PO Box 96318, Washington, DC 20090-6318.

3 thoughts on “Judith A. Dietrich

  1. My Best Friend, Judy, you will be missed so much. Fun loving, always smiling and laughing, I miss our road trips to the dog shows and shopping. You were my “ear” to listen to all my dog questions. You gave of yourself to so many and treated each day as an adventure. Thank you for introducing me to Pointers and thank you for being a friend.

  2. My sincere condolences on the loss of Judy. I met her and her family through our shared canine passion in the 1980’s. The world is a sadder place without her kind and fun-loving personality. She will be greatly missed.

  3. My sincere sympathy to you Jay and to Judy’s family. I have many fond memories of Judy and am amazed at the trust she said she had in her fullbacks on the hockey team. She was an encourager and a loyal friend.

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