Kathleen J. “Kathy” Deitrick
October 12, 1956 - August 25, 2023
Kathleen J. “Kathy” Deitrick, age 66, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on October 12, 1956, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Margaret L. “Sue” (Jamison) Phillips. Kathy graduated from Christiana High School in 1971. She began her career as a co-op while in high school at DuPont working in project controls at Louviers. While working she continued her education earning an Associate’s degree (Del. Tech.) and Bachelor’s degree (Goldey-Beacom) in Business and Accounting. After leaving DuPont when her daughter was born, she returned to work in project controls for multiple companies (BEK, KBR, Invista and Chemours) throughout her 42-year career. Kathy loved her work and the relationships she built.
Kathy loved her family and community. She was an active member of the church teaching Sunday school for the Salvation Army and White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. She served her community as president of the Rutherford Civic Association and donated to a multitude of organizations including the Special Olympics, Armed Services, Medical Missions, and Animal Rescue. Kathy cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved being involved in her grandchildren’s interests. She always attended school events and participated in their extracurricular activities. She enjoyed making special memories during family trips including her favorites, Wildwood, NJ, and Disney World.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her son, Phillip M. Deitrick; and siblings, Suzanne Fiske, Judith Jester, and John E. Phillips. She will be profoundly missed by her loving husband, Paul D. Deitrick, Sr.; children, Paul D. Deitrick, Jr. and Cassandra E. Deitrick; siblings, Barbara McKeown (Tom), Helen Roddy, Julia Shockley (Bill), and James Phillips; and granddaughters, Virginia E. and Alexandra I. Deitrick.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 2, 2023, in Oxford Cemetery, 220 N. 3rd Street, Oxford, PA 19363.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kathy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here.