Arnold Louis Dietrich
Tugboat first mate, 80Arnold Louis Dietrich, 80, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, in Astoria.
Mr. Dietrich was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Oct. 24, 1922 to Walter and Helen Desery Dietrich.
Mr. Dietrich married Mary Catherine Likens in 1962 in Vancouver, Wash. She preceeded him in death.
Mr. Dietrich was raised in North Bend, and served as a tugboat first mate for 30 years. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and saw the Great Wall of China. He enjoyed commercial fishing and fishing for recreation. He had an endless love of the ocean.
He was affiliated with the Astoria Senior Center, Gold Prospecting Club and the American Legion.
Mr. Dietrich is survived by a son, Jack Dietrich of Astoria: two daughters, Sharon Nelson of Newberg, and Carol Smith of Astoria; grandchildren Nickolas Logan, Jason Dietrich, Mike Dietrich, Matt Dietrich, Christopher Nelson and Tinker Logan-Cannon, all of Astoria; and great-grandchildren Jackie Logan, Cory Logan, Allyssa Logan, Jenna Logan, Wyatt Dietrich and Dylan Dietrich, all of Astoria.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin St.
Memorial contributions can be made to Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange St.
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