Patricia (Stelley) Dietzen Smith
Patricia (Stelley) Dietzen Smith, 90, of Dunkirk died (August 31, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. She was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Gowanda, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Babinger) Stelley.Survived by her children, Larry (Susan) Dietzen, Charles (the late Janet) Dietzen, and Paul Dietzen, all of Dunkirk; grandchildren, Michael Dietzen of Celoron, NY, Mark (Cindy) Dietzen of Silver Creek, Charles (Susan) Dietzen of Harker Heights, Texas, Robert (Linda) Dietzen of Baltimore, Maryland, Brian (Kielly) Dietzen of Fredonia, NY, and Steve Dietzen of Buffalo; plus 11 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.She was an officer and past president of Dunkirk American Legion Post 62 Auxiliary and past president of the Chautauqua County American Legion. She enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo and going to the casino.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Leroy Dietzen and Jack Smith; her brother, Bernard Stelley; and her
sister, Noreen (Stelley) Carpenter.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.