Andrew N. "Ace" Dietrich, 64, Greenwich Township, died Aug. 6, 2008, at the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, where he was a patient since that afternoon. He was taken there from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, where he was a patient for eight weeks.He was the husband of Linda E. (Ernst) Dietrich, to whom he was married 45 years.

Born in West Reading, he was a son of Bertha T. (Seweryn) Dietrich, Greenwich Township, and the late Nevin C. Dietrich.

He was senior executive vice president of East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, where he worked for 40 years, last working Dec. 5, 2007.

He was a 1961 graduate of Hamburg High School and attended Millersville State College for two years.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Cutting Horse Association, National Cutting Horse Association, East Coast Cutting Horse Association and Hamburg Game Association.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Michael L. Dietrich and Mark A. Dietrich, both of Greenwich Township, and three daughters: Lisa N. (Dietrich), wife of James D. Stewart, Windsor Township; Kelly S. (Dietrich) Lavigne, Hamburg; and Marcy K. (Dietrich), wife of John T. Hungerford, Windsor Township.

Other survivors include a brother, Ronald C. Dietrich, and wife, Janet, Telford, Montgomery County.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Jennifer Bettencourt, Austin Dietrich, Colton Dietrich, Kayleigh Hungerford, Hannah Hungerford and Ronald Lavigne III, and two great-grandchildren, Michael Polofsky and Tonianne Bettencourt.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane C. Stewart.

The family of Andrew N. Dietrich requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Andy's grandson's memorial youth fund: Berks County Community Foundation, 501 Washington St., Suite 801, P.O. Box 212, Reading, Pa., 19603-0212. Checks may be made payable to Shane C. Stewart Memorial Youth Fund. Monies donated will establish a youth scholarship for the PCHA (Pennsylvania Cutting Horse Association). The fund will also continue to benefit an already established Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund and other youth programs.

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