American Patriotic 10

William R Deitrick

November 13, 1931 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 88)



      We Make A Living By What We Get, We Make A Life By What We Give

In Loving Memory Of A Very Giving Man

William Ralph Deitrick

Tour Of Duty, Here On Earth

November 13, 1931 – June 16, 2020

Muncy, Pennsylvania - Orange County, California

A Proud Marine, Rangemaster, Devoted Peace Officer and Electronic Engineer

Forever Loved By Family And Friends

A private Ceremony will be held at the

     Riverside National Cemetery



County Of Orange, California (1978-2007)

Sheriff's Department

Orange County Sheriff Reserve Deputy


City Of Fullerton, CA Government (1987-1997)

Fullerton Police Department

Rangemaster/armorer, Training Assistant


System Consultants (1980-1988)

Owner, Designed Special Computer Applications Systems


Mini-Micro Systems (1971-1980)


A recipient at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1979

for design and engineering of an Automated Computer-Controlled Editing Sound System (ACCESS)


Telefile Computer Corporation (1969-1971)

Electronics Design Engineer

Designed Special Computer Application Hardware


Autonetics North American (1962-1969)

Electronics Technician/Electronics Engineer

Designed and Built MinuteMan Missile Computer Test Equipment for Nuclear Testing


USMC, Staff Sgt (1950-1962)

Infantry Weapons Armorer, Missile & Fire Control Technician


West Coast University (1965-1966)

Electronic Engineering


Williamsport Area Senior High School

Class of 1949, Williamsport, Pennsylvania


Bill spent most of his personal time competing in pistol matches in just about every major city in Southern California. At a shooting range, collecting firearms. He loved to play the piano, and could cold play just about any instrument he got his hands on. He also collected model trains, classic cars and trucks and when he wasn’t fishing, you could find him at the Elks Club playing pool or throwing darts.

Safe to say, anything you had to take aim at, he enjoyed and excelled at.


This is in honor of my Father from Me,

IF in this moment you are asked to take a knee, what if in that moment, just once, instead, we Saluted in Honor, right Hand to Head for all the Heroes still fighting to Live, and for all of our Heroes who protect and serve!



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