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Stephen  Ditzig

Stephen Michael Ditzig

Thursday, May 26th, 1949 - Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Stephen Ditzig, 69, of Brick died peacefully Thursday afternoon from complications following a heart attack. He was a kind, caring, and loving man who dedicated his life to his family. He enjoyed quiet nights at home with his devoted wife, and busy days helping his children and babysitting grandchildren. He had many roles in this world, but among them, his favorites were husband, Dad, and Pop Pop. He was an avid lover of the NY Yankees, the NY Giants, and the Beatles. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was proud to tell stories of his younger years when he played in a band. He could often be found standing on the sidelines to cheer on his children and grandchildren; going for his evening walk; or playing cards with friends Saturday nights. He was a friend to all and enjoyed conversations with everyone he met.

He was born and raised in Clifton, NJ. Steve and his wife were married in 1974 and moved to Brick, where they have resided for the entirety of their 46 years of marriage.

He graduated from Clifton High School in 1967, and William Patterson College of New Jersey in 1973. In 2012, he retired from Acme in Lincroft after 45 years with the company. He also taught elementary school for a short time in between. After retirement, he began working at Kohls in Brick.

Steve is predeceased by his mother, Lillian Ditzig; and his father, Steven Ditzig.

He is survived by: his wife, Diane Ditzig; their 3 children and their spouses, Stephen Ditzig and his wife, Tiffany of Howell; Chris Ditzig and his wife, Terese of Brick; Jennifer Fortunato and her husband, Steven of Belmar. Along with his 4 (soon to be 5) grandchildren: Summer, Viola, Bryson, Christopher, and he was proudly expecting another granddaughter to arrive in June. Also, his brother, Ronald Ditzig with his wife Kathy and their son David; his uncle, Martin Conserva; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, and countless friends, many of whom he considered family.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family RC Church, Lakewood. Cremation is private.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    Address
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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  • Service

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Holy Family Church
    Address
    1139 East County Line Rd.
    lakewood, NJ 08701
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    Officiant
    Parish Priest
  • Interment

    Location
    Private Cremation
    Address
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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Jean Perry

Posted at 12:35pm
My husband and I send our prayers and sympathy to Diane and family. We are so sad for your loss of Stephen. May God hold you in his hand during this sad time. Jean and Gordon Perry
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Jean Perry

Posted at 12:24pm
My cousin Stephen was a kind and gentle soul. We had fun growing up together and playing at Grandma and Grandpa Ditzig's house when we were children. I wish we had gotten together more often as adults. Time goes too fast. I will miss him.
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Ron, Kathy, and David

Posted at 11:28am
To my wonderful brother and uncle you will be truly missed. Love always.
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Louise Sampson

Posted at 11:20am
With love and Our heartfelt condolences,, Louise, Josie, Wayne and Lisa
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Mike Kathy Michael Alyssa and Lauren Scala

Posted at 08:24am
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