Carl E. Dietz, Class of 1965
Carl E. Dietz, age 75 of Strongsville passed away February 4, 2020 at Fairview Hospital. He was born January 21, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Strongsville, Painesville, Willoughby, and raised his family in Lakewood.
Mr. Dietz graduated from Perry High School. He was a Carpenter by Trade and also was a small business owner. He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia and watching sports. He was an avid baseball enthusiast having coached several area teams and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan along with the Browns and Cavs. His hobbies included bowling, camping and karaoke. He also volunteered with the Lakewood Schools with their camp outings and helped build sets and props for the elementary school carnivals. He was an entertainer with anything that provided more enjoyment for children of all ages. His greatest joy came with spending time with his family and dressing up as Santa during the holidays.
He is survived by his wife Donna (Lee Alicea). She and Carl were married in 1973 and celebrated 47 years together. He also leaves his son Jeffrey and Shelley Dietz and grandson Dante, son Matthew and Michelle Dietz and grandchildren Lacey, Allyson and Jocelyn, son Phillip and Jen Dietz and grandchildren Taylor and Phillip, daughter Shannon Dietz and Steve Kontra and grandchildren Jordan and Giovanni, son Nathan Dietz and granddaughter Evelyn, daughter Dana and Nick Kuznik and grandchildren Carlee, Gaven and Jayden. He also leaves his brothers and sisters Marguerite Henrich (Tom - deceased), Norman (Sharon) Hagerty, Leonard (Phyllis) Dietz, Darlene (Jeff) Williams and Sara (Jim) Lite. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 9th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue (across from Lake Erie College), Painesville, Ohio 44077. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place Monday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. in Mentor Municipal Cemetery, Mentor, Ohio.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Society at www.heart.org