Barbara Jane Deitch,87; Breeder of Standard Poodles
ONEONTA – Barbara Jane Deitch, 87, a professional dog breeder who specialized in standard poodles, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at her residence.
An Oneonta resident who formerly lived in Westford, Barbara was born on March 12, 1927, the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alva C. (Muller) Kurz. She married Stratford F. Deitch on Aug. 26, 1949. He predeceased her on Dec. 29, 2013.
A member of the America Kennel Club, in addition to breeding poodles she groomed dogs and administratively supported her husband, Strat, who showed St. Bernards in the Westminster Show and many other shows.
She was also a DAR member.
She is survived her daughter, Kim and David DeFalco, and her son, John and Tammy Deitch; her grandchildren, Jennifer Milillo, Stratford and Cornelius Corkwell, Kaylee DeFalco, Jonathan Deitch, Ashley Bowser, Christopher Deitch, Jessica Noyb, Melanie Natassi, David, Keith, and Charlie Deitch; and several great grandchildren.
Also, her brother,Roger Kurz and his family and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sons, Stratford, David, and Howard Deitch.
There will be no formal funeral services.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.