The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 6, 2013

Max Emerson Deitle

The Tribune-Democrat

NEW GERMANY — DEITLE – Max Emerson, born May 8, 2012, son of John and Rhonda (Blackner) Deitle of New Germany, left his mother’s arms to be in the arms of the Lord Sept. 6, 2013.  The fight was long and every resource was exhausted, but God Almighty holds him tightly  now.  He is survived by sisters, Kelsey, Samantha, Caitlyn, Morgan, Isabella, Leah and Kerrington; his good buddy and big brother, Shane;  grandparents, Mary Lou Deitle, Edward and Ruth Opdenhoff and Gene Blackner; uncles and aunts, Bruce and Ellabeth, Dave and Linda and Bill and Nadine Deitle and Trinia Yasika and Ken Blackner.  Max is preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy Deitle; aunt, Debbie Stokyovich; and uncle, Brandon Blackner.  Max was deeply loved by his family and anyone he came into contact with.  Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork.  Viewing from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene, Ebensburg, the Rev. Rob Osborn.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at or First Commonwealth Bank, 708 W. High St., Ebensburg, Pa. 15931 in memory of Max. (

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