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May 17, 2014

Barbara Jane Deitch

Barbara Jane Deitch

ONEONTA — Barbara Jane Deitch, 87, of Oneonta and formerly of Westford, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence.

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.

Barbara was a member of the DAR and the America Kennel Club. She was a professional dog breeder specializing in Standard Poodles. She also groomed dogs and administratively supported her husband, Strat, who showed the St. Bernard breed in the Westminster Show and many other shows.

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. She is also survived by 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 the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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