Barbara Ann Dietrich

Barbara Ann Dietrich, 68, of Johnstown and Maricopa, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 16, 2013, at her home in Arizona surrounded by her family.

She was born in Gloversville on August 29, 1944, the daughter of the late Mark and Anna (LaPorta) Dicruttalo.

Barbara was a 1962 graduate of Gloversville High School. She was employed for over 20 years and retired from the New York State Department of Transportation as a draftsperson. Barbara also had worked as a draftsperson for Key Mark in Fonda.

Family was an important part of her life, Barbara enjoyed all the “special” times with her grandchildren. She was a “world class” shopper who also enjoyed painting, playing cards, scrapbooking and various crafts. She will be missed by many stores in Arizona and New York.

She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Brandy Johns (Daniel); stepson, John Marcellus (Virginia); six grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at the convenience of her family.

It was Barbara’s wish that all contributions be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Please visit the Barbara’s online memorial and guestbook at