Randy Jason Dietrick, 62, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away suddenly on May 28th in Trinity, Florida. Randy was born April 21, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas. He is predeceased by his parents, H. Frank Dietrick and Joyce A. (Fulton) Dietrick of San Antonio; in-laws, Robert G. Cook and Zula Cook of Austin; beloved uncle, Lawrence Schwartz of San Antonio.
Randy is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Hickerson) Dietrick, his daughter, Cassandra Deaton and her husband, Michael, and their son Colton; and son, Jason Dietrick; all of Florida. He is survived also by his brother, Don Dietrick and his wife Debbie of Texas. He was especially close to his aunt, Janice (Fulton) Schwartz and her daughter, Lisa Novosad, and her family, all in Texas.
Randy was a Senior Electrical Designer for MPS Engineering in Oldsmar, Florida. He loved traveling, fishing, and spending his weekends on the beach with family where he would start up conversations with new friends. Randy helped out anyone that needed support without hesitation and expected nothing in return.
In high school, Randy lettered in Track and Field and excelled in many events. He enjoyed living in Hawaii where he rode his bike up Mount Tantalus and hiked many valleys while also enjoying the beautiful Pacific Ocean. He and his wife spent the majority of their lives in Austin, Texas where they raised their children. Randy loved football and attending the University of Texas games with his son. When his grandson was born, they decided to relocate to the Tampa Bay area and create new memories in the next chapter of their lives as grandparents.
Randy will always be remembered as the ultimate family man, “PaPa” to Colton, and caring friend. Through his actions, he has touched many lives with his kindness and generosity. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you spend time with your children, take a walk on the beach with your loved ones and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond. That is what Randy would have wished for you.