James J. Dieter Jr., 78

James J. Dieter Jr., 78, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late James J. Dieter Sr. and Mary E. (Schneider) Dieter.

Dieter was a retired Baltimore City firefighter assigned to Truck Co. 11. He had served in the National Guard and was a member of American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City, the Ocean City Elks Club and the Moose.

Dieter was preceded in death by his wife, Helen A. Dieter, and two sons, Jeffrey L. Dieter Sr. and Mark E. Dieter Sr. He is survived by a son, James P. “Pat” Deiter Sr. and his wife, Nanci, of Glen Rock, Pa., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was to be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin, Md., with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocean City Vol. Fire Department; P.O. Box 27; Ocean City, MD 21842. Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.