Howard Carl Deiderich “Deitz”, 88, of Virginia Beach passed away on Monday, May 15th after a lengthy illness. Howard was born November 25, 1928 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Toronto High School in Toronto, Ohio where he was in the band and a star football player. While attending high school, he worked at a local grocery store and on the railroads. He received a football scholarship to George Washington University in Washington, DC. He played as an offensive guard on the GW football team for two years. On August 26, 1950 he married the former Rosamond Lindsey of Alexandria, Virginia. His career spanned fifty years as a salesman for Lindsey-Nicholson, and a purchasing agent for Aitcheson Plumbing. He was the President of the Lindsey-Nicholson Corporation, a role he enjoyed for fifteen years. Howard was a dedicated family man spending his time involved with his four children in sports, camping, fishing, hunting and flying his plane. Howard and Rosamond resided in Alexandria, Virginia for more than sixty years raising their family.
Howard is survived by his wife, Rosamond; daughter, Lisa D. Moran and her husband James of Virginia Beach; and three sons, Howard L. and his wife Sandra of Alexandria; Donald of Virginia Beach and Carl of Occoquan; two grandsons, Eric and Kevin of Occoquan. He leaves four brothers Arthur, Fred, Harry, and Andrew; and three sisters, Gerry Balkun, Barbara Sabol, and Connie VanDyke; along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Constance Deiderich and brother, George.
Funeral service will be private and for immediate family only. Please visit www.AltmeyerFH.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.