WEAVERVILLE - Darlene "Dar" Dietz's journey on Earth ended at 5 minutes after midnight on Wednesday, November 17. Surrounded by her family and her dog, Draco, she was 74 years young.
Dar was born and spent the majority of her life in Baltimore, Maryland. She started her career in finance at Gruntal & Company, first as a clerk, then worked her way up the ladder to become a successful stockbroker. After she retired she moved to North Carolina to be closer to family.
She couldn't use a power drill to save her life, but she was a master in the kitchen. She loved golf, every Olympic event, and tolerated watching college football with "the girls" (but if she grew up in a different time, she would have been an excellent football referee). She loved entertaining, and if you put her in a room full of strangers, she'd know at least one thing about each person before she left the room. The beach was her happy place. She was also an excellent fundraiser and spent countless hours volunteering for organizations she believed in, including the Heart Association and New Life for Girls in Baltimore, and Helpmate and Blue Ridge Pride in Western North Carolina. She supported local artists, local businesses and especially her family and friends.
She is now reunited with her beloved wife Kay, sister Marge, and mother Viola. Her nieces Michele and Patty, daughters-in-law Niki and Anne-Marie, and numerous friends are left behind to share the stories and memories of her life.
In lieu of flowers, her family asks those who can to please give blood, as it was blood transfusions which extended Dar's own life. Donations can also be made in her memory to Homeward Bound or Blue Ridge Pride.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Hamburg Crossing Community Center from 2-4:30p. All are welcome, masks are required.
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