He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia; his sisters Dorothy Dittrich and Joan Graetz and husband Walter, and sisters-in-law Dorothy Cichocki and Carolyn McNamara. Also surviving are his many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, along with many longtime friends, all of whom he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Agneita Dittrich, sister Eleanor Barrack and her husband George, and two nephews.
Final arrangements are pending for a memorial to be held in his hometown of West Dover.
Donations in his name can be made to Hospice of the Florida Keys Inc., 92001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL, 33070.