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Robert Thomas Dietzko

May 19, 1928 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 93)

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Robert Thomas Dietzko died at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris, Maine, on May 9, 2022. He was born on May 19, 1928 to Stephen Robert and Gertrude (Thomas) Dietzko. 

Bob lived in Plainville for most of his life, spending his later years in Dover-Foxcroft and Dexter, Maine. He was active in many civic organizations, including the Masons, the Plainville Jaycees, American Legion, Civil Air Patrol and the Boy Scouts. He was an avid pilot in his younger days and a proud Army veteran. Bob, and his father before him, owned and operated James' Store in the center of Plainville. Earning an Associates Degree from The University of Hartford, he subsequently had a long career as an auditor and accountant for the State of Connecticut.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Joyce Minagil. He is survived by a son, Stephen Dietzko and his wife Kristina, and granddaughters Emily and Hannah; a daughter, Donna Vincenti and her husband Pat, and grandsons Jared, Patsy, and Ryan and Ryan's wife Mollie.

In honor of Bob's wishes there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W Main St, Plainville, CT on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 10:00 AM.  Family and friends will meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at West Cemetery, 180 N Washington St, Plainville. 

Donations in his memory may be made to the Maine Veterans Homes-South Paris, at The Bailey Funeral Home of Plainville has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit

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Funeral Service
May 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Congregational Church of Plainville
130 West Main St.
Plainville, CT 06062
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Graveside Service
May 27, 2022

11:15 PM
West Cemetery
180 North Washington Street
Plainville, CT 06062
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Maine Veterans' Home
477 High Street, South Paris ME 04281
Tel: 1-207-622-0075

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