POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Prayers will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Church for Alberta R. Dietz who passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, surrounded by family at Mercy Health.
Alberta was born May 11, 1935, at home in Youngstown, a daughter of the Michael G. LaBuda and Mary Josephine (Vitikos) LaBuda.
Alberta is survived by her three children; son, Frank (Paula) Dietz and two daughters, Linda (Don) Marrie and Marla; four grandchildren, Rebecca (Anthony) DeSalvo, Steven, Eric (Atlee) Marrie and Michael; sister, Mary Ellen (LaBuda) Fink; great-grandson, Patrick and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Frank L. Dietz.
Alberta was the first head x-ray technician at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She raised three children through grade school and high school and then worked for Dr. Zlotnick, before retiring as the administrative assistant for Youngstown City Schools.
Alberta was highly motivated. She was an accomplished seamstress, practiced health foods and juicing before it was popular and she canned homegrown garden foods, sometimes as many as 400 jars a year.
Alberta was known for her generosity, selflessness and genuine kindness; as well as, her individualized hospitality for each of her loved ones and friends. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandson more than anything else. Alberta exhibited compassion toward each and every person she encountered. She made this world a better place.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.
Burial will take place at Poland Riverside Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 9 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.