Richard Dietlin, Jr.

Richard "Yum Yum" Dietlin, Jr.

December 21, 1985 - October 8, 2020
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Richard “Yum Yum” Dietlin, Jr., 34, of Cheshire, MA, passed away October 8, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center after a tragic motorcycle accident.
Born in Pittsfield on December 21, 1985, he was the son of Michelle E. Gazaw St. Marie and Richard E. Dietlin, Sr.
He attended Craneville and Nessacus schools in Dalton and was a 2005 graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School.
Rick worked as a laborer for seven years around Berkshire County for J.S. Rae Construction, which is based out of Shelburne Falls, MA.
He enjoyed motorcycling, playing horseshoes, fishing and hunting. A member of COBB of Western, MA, he enjoyed spending weekends with his family, children, brother and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Michelle E. St. Marie and step-father, John St. Marie of Pittsfield; his father, Richard E. Dietlin, Sr., and wife, Teresa of Edgewater, FL; his beloved fiancé, Nicole Pinna of Cheshire; two sons, A.J. Dietlin and Ricky Dietlin, III, both of Dalton; three daughters, Savonnah Dietlin of Dalton, Amelia Dietlin of Cheshire and Hannah Harmon of Maine; three brothers, his twin, Jeffery Dietlin and wife Laura of Pittsfield, Adam Sakowski and husband Jake of the state of Florida, and Brad Dietlin and wife Jennifer of Nebraska. Two step-brothers, James and Dylan and a step-sister, Leticia. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Eileen Halpin and husband David Halpin of South Carolina, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, William Gazaw, and his paternal grandparents, Caroline and Arthur Dietlin.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for Richard “Yum Yum” Dietlin, Jr., will be held, Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield. At the request of the family, burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Nicole Pinna in care of the funeral home.
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    October 24, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    October 24, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dery Funeral Home
    54 Bradford Street
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
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Michelle St Marie

Posted at 05:15pm
This isn’t how it was supposed to go. I was supposed to be before you. This isn’t fair. I love you Rick so much. You were a great son, father, fiancé ,brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and friend to all who knew you. Enjoy the ride Son. See you on the other side. 💔

Kim s

Posted at 09:45pm
Rick i will sadly miss you my friend, RIP 💔 😢

Jeanne Beutien

Posted at 07:07pm
What can I say about Rick , smiling all the time, happy about his life , he had it all, a wonderful women Nicole that made him the happiest I’ve ever seen , 5 wonderful kids, he loved his job and just hanging out with Jeff and all his friends, when he was born Michelle ask me to be his God parent and I felt very proud that she ask me , I have always stayed close to my nephews, life just isn’t going to be the same anymore, I still feel this is just a really bad dream and I haven’t woken up yet, I’ll miss you forever Rick and we will see each other again, keep an eye on all of us still living in this crazy world, I’ll be looking for signs from you letting me know your doing ok , just think you will always have a homemade breakfast for you just ask gramma, she could never turn down feeding anyone if they were hungry, will love you and miss you more than you will ever know 😭😭😭😭

John Britten

Posted at 01:04pm
We used to have so many laughs together at the Dalton VFW. Richard was such a great guy. He was always a kind, caring , gentle giant, a perfect gentle man. You be missed by all. May you R.I.P my friend. My heart goes out to your wife and your family. May God comfort you all during these difficult times and give you strength to carry on. God Bless you all. John Britten. ..

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