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Jill Kit Dietrich

September 23, 1971 - November 17, 2020

Jill Kit Dietrich, age 49, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 23, 1971, she was the daughter of Peter and Jeanette (Sczubelek) Kit. After graduating from St. Marks High School, Jill earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ithaca College. She worked as a physical therapist beginning in Virginia at Physical Therapy Works then at Delaware Curative, Dynamic and Pivot Physical Therapy, all in Middletown.

Jill was the angel of her family and gave her heart and soul to everyone she met. She loved to help people and was a skilled and dedicated physical therapist. Her strong faith in God was evident in her position as a Eucharistic minister of Saint Joseph’s RC church where she was very involved and happily and readily volunteered at the carnivals and other events. Jill was adored by her friends and family. She loved gardening and the beauty that each season brought to their home. More than anything, Jill loved being a mother to her sons Kyle and Aiden. Jill found such joy in watching her boys excel in bowling, soccer, and volleyball. She also played Pokémon Go with them, cherishing each victory.

Jill is survived by her adoring husband of 22 years who has been her best friend and greatest supporter, Justin Dietrich; beloved sons, Kyle J. Dietrich and Aiden N. Dietrich of Middletown; adoring parents, Peter and Jeanette (Sczubelek) Kit of Wilmington; loving brother, Kevin M. Kit (Stephanie) of Knoxville, TN; aunt, Elaine Burrows (Jim) of Wilmington; uncle, Walter Sczubelek (Kathy) of Wilmington; nephews, Nathan Kit and Nolan Kit of Knoxville, TN; and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 5 pm on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jill’s memory to St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709.

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  • dear justin ,kyle and aiden, i am so very sorry for the loss of Jill and your Mom! my prayers will always be with you all. love cheryl

  • Very sorry to hear of this horrible . My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Jill’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss, and there are no words that can ease the pain and loss that we all feel from losing Jill. Jill was an amazing woman, and she touched every single person she came across.

  • My heart goes out to Jill’s husband and her boys. God Bless you all!

  • We are so saddened. Jill was a beautiful person inside and out. Thinking of you all with love and sending prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Mr and Mrs Kit and family – I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. I thought very highly of Jill and our time together at St Marks HS. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

  • Dr. Dietrich my thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons.
    Sincerely,
    Annette Blazes

  • So very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and mother. May God grant you peace at this time of pain. Praying for healing

  • Dear Dietrich family,
    May God welcome Jill into his garden and bless your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    The Ritter family

  • Keeping Justin and the boys in our families thoughts and prayers…heaven has gained a beautiful angel!

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. She was my physical therapist a few years back. She was an excellent physical therapist and a kind soul. She talked about her boys all the time. She shared stories of family nerf gun battles and games of Qwirkle. It was clear that her family was the world to her. May your happy memories give you strength in this most difficult time.

  • May God be with your family n friends
    During the difficult days ahead God took you too soon so much to offer to your husband and two sons
    God bless and watch over your family

  • Condolences to the Family….May your grief be short and your memories long.

  • Justin,Kyle and Aiden. We are so sorry for your loss. We were all lucky to have had her in our lives. Heaven just received a beautiful angel.

  • Dear Justin, Kyle and Aiden, We are so heart broken over the loss of Jill. We have so many wonderful memories of all of you
    playing in the pool at our house when you came to visit Lou and Hilda (grandparents) in Mooresville, NC.
    Jill was fun loving and enjoyed her boys so much. She was a wonderful, loving Mother and Wife and will be missed by all.
    Praying God will give you strenght to see you through the days ahead and the Grace to know that HE is with you always.
    Hold on to the Memories and know that we love you very much.
    Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jim (Mooresville, NC)

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. Jill was a warm, wonderful person who will be missed by all.

  • You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Words can’t express the sorrow you are feeling, but know she is an angel in heaven with no pain and will be watching over you and the boys.

  • Our sincerest condolences. We remember how Jill made our family feel warm and welcomed with her engaging personality and presence. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Jan and Dan Ferguson

  • Dear Justin, Kyle, Aiden & Jeannette & Pete,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you during these trying times. She will be fondly remembered. She was a wonderful, kind, compassionate & loving person & will be fondly remembered.

  • Dear Justin, Aiden and Kyle, and Mr. and Mrs. Kit, My heart aches for all of you. Jill was a good friend in high school, and more recently we continued our friendship via social media. Perhaps one of the benefits of social media is that you see someone’s legacy as it grows over time. Jill’s legacy is very clear. Her dedication to and pride in her family is so apparent in her pages, as is her kindness and never-ending ability to help others. In time I pray you find peace in your memories. All of our love, Janine, Brian, Olivia and Audrey Young

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. My heart is broken to loose Jill. She was just so full of life, and left us way to early. You can be sure that her spirit will always be with you and the boys. We will miss her always.

  • Dr Dietrich

    Sending my condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength.
    Sharon

  • Heartfelt love from my family to yours. May God bless you all and give you the strength to live with the memories of your mom, boys and your wife, Justin. I will miss her smile.

  • To the Dietrich Family,
    We are so saddened to hear that Jill had passed away. She was so very nice to us and treated us at Dynamic and Pivot. We will miss her so much. She came to our house one year to see our Christmas decorations. Jill is the type of person that lights up a room.
    Our thoughts and deepest condolences to you all. May she rest in peace. God Bless her and her family.

  • Deepest sympathy to Justin. Kyle Aidan and her loving family. So glad I had the pleasure of knowing Jill through bowling. Always remember she’ll always be in your hearts.💔💔💔

  • This was very sad news to hear today. Your family is in our prayers. We offer our sincere condolences.
    It’s been a while since our Jazzercise days together, but we remember Jill was always smiling, happy and having a good time. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

  • Jill was like an infusion of joy! I became friends with her 16 years ago when she was my physical therapist! We shared a love of books and became friends over the years! Her vibrant enthusiasm for life was contagious! Jill graduated to heaven, but she leaves such a void down here for those that loved her! May you draw comfort in knowing others care! When I think of Jill my heart smiles! Your entire family is on my mind, in my heart, and in my prayers! Love and huge hugs, Penny Reuss

  • Dear, Justin, Kyle, Aiden, Kevin, Jeannie and Pete,
    I cannot begin to understand the scope of your grief; you all have constantly been in my sad thoughts since this this devastating loss of Jill was shared. She will be remembered always for the beautiful woman she was.
    Love,
    Donna and Andy

  • Jill was a beautiful person and her positive, caring, and healing energy will be deeply missed in our community. I am sending you love, strength, and peace in this difficult time.

  • Dear Justin, Kyle and Aiden. So sorry to hear of your loss. Jill was a wonderful person. I will keep you in my prayers

  • To know Jill was to love her! A terrible loss to everyone who knew her. Such an unbelievable shock and impossible to accept! Heartfelt prayers for family and all who were touched and blessed by knowing this Angel.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Justin, Kyle and Aiden on the passing of your wife and mother. From the short time I knew Jill during the bowling lessons for her sons she always had a smile on her face and what a upbeat positive person. She will be surely missed and I am sure she will be looking down upon all of you forever God Bless

  • I was so deeply saddened to learn of Jill’s passing today. While spending six months in therapy this year, I shared many moments with Jill learning of her beloved family. She often shared her son’s art with me since this was my fondest pursuit.
    Jill was so very kind and caring and was truly a joy to know.
    I pray for comfort, strength, and blessings as her family endures the days ahead.
    Dineen Bejger

  • I had the pleasure of seeing Jill at family parties as our great neighborhood friends were her Aunt, Uncle and cousins. She was always so open, warm and had a big smile on her face that I still remember. When my Mom told me that Jill passed, she was crying and remembering seeing her 2 weeks prior at a soccer game. I can not express how sad I am for her parents, her husband, her sons, her family and friends. I just know that she was a bright light and amazing person that I had the pleasure of meeting.

  • I worked at DuPont with Jill’s mother, Jeannie, for many years. We had children growing up at the same time and spent many times sharing pictures and stories about our children’s lives (school, special events, etc.). I always enjoyed hearing about Jill and her brother, Kevin. My heart is broken for Jeannie and Pete and the rest of their family. May God bless all of you and give you peace as you focus on the many great memories of times spent with Jill through the years. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Justin, Kyle, and Aiden you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Jill’s legacy will live on strong through you and those whom she touched. I am grateful to have known her and your family.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Gone too soon!❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  • So sorry for your the loss of your Mom and wife. Many prayers coming your your way. The stars are shining brighter with Jill in heaven. An angel on earth and now with God 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • To the Kit and Sczubelek Families:
    So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful and beautiful person…….John

  • Dear Justin, Kyle, and Aidan,
    While I did not personally know your wife and mother, it is so apparent what a light to this world and your family she was. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dr. D,
    My heart goes out to you and your family after this tragic and untimely loss. You and the boys are in my prayers. Stay strong and god bless.
    Arno & Katie Kissell

  • I am so very sorry to hear about Jill’s passing. We went to St. Mark’s high school. Jill was always so very nice, we reconnected on social media over the years and it was great to see her at our reunions. She messaged me at one point regarding a physical therapy that I had a question about for someone in my family, and she private messaged me on what to do!! I got to see her a few years ago when my cousins son made Confirmation at St. Joseph. It was great to see all that she has done with getting the kids to play sports again, and how much she loved her kids and husband!! You all were her life, and now you all including her parents and brother have one very special angel watching over all of you!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. RIP Jill- you will me missed.

  • Beautiful sideshow of your loved one. Sorry for your loss⚘ May you find comfort in knowing she is in God’s loving memory too and has the power to resurrect (Acts 24:15)

  • Kevin, Stephanie, Nathan and Nolan: My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. The loss of a loved one in the prime of their life is so heart wrenching. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I am so sad to hear that Jill passed away. My heart aches for all of her loved ones. Jill was one of the kindest people I ever met. I’m so grateful to have known her.

  • We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Jill. Our prayers are with you Justin and your family. May the memories of Jill comfort you with an abundance of love.

  • Dr. Dietrich,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your wife………
    Keeping you and your son’s in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Karen

  • We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. May Jill rest in eternal peace. Amen.