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Emily Dietz

Emily Coven Gazi Dietz 80 of Roscoe earned her angel wings after a decade long battle with heart disease on October 17, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She took her last breath with her sons holding her hands. Born on September 15, 1935 in the family home in Granville, PA, a daughter of Gustave and Lula Mae Rowe Coven. Emily was Methodist. She loved to cook and bake and made the best apple pies and chocolate gobs. Emily enjoyed bingo and loved playing euchre. She is survived by the most fortunate kids in the world, Richard Gazi with whom she made her home, John Gazi of Stockdale, Marcia (David) Major of Port Allegany, Michael (Janet) Gazi of Ellsworth and Duane (Rashgene) Gazi-White of Hoboken, NJ, granddaughters Cristy (Faron) Culp and Ashley Culp of Roscoe, Nicole (Jason) Drost and her children Natalina and Marco of Florida, grandsons Brady Major of Port Allegany, Mario Brova of Ellsworth and mum mum's great granddaughter Beth Ann Culp. A brother Lloyd Coven of Albion, PA, a sister Evelyn Coatsworth of Roscoe and the children and grandchildren of Emily's late husband Martin "Mutt" Dietz who died on September 28, 2014. She loved his children as much as her own. Besides her husband she is preceded in death by 2 brothers Earl and Frank Coven, and 5 sisters, Alexis McGarry, Shirley McLaren, Mildred Collette and Edith Coven. Emily's family would like to thank Dr. Chauhan and his entire staff for trying so hard to keep her here with them. Her nurses Luann Mc Kinley and Georgia Trussell who both became dear friends to her and finally Shannon Shaw Hutter who loved and treasured her as much as we did and who made mom smile with every visit. Visitation will be held on Tuesday Ocotober 20, 2015 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.melenyzer.com


She was one of the sweetest people I'd ever met. Warm and loving from the time we met. She'll definitely be missed.

Romell Cummings Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

Prayers that you will feel God's presence and strength as your family goes on this journey.

Lynn McDowell Oct 20 2015 12:00 AM

I first met Emily at Duane and Rashgene's wedding. Before I even knew who she was I saw this kind looking woman sitting with the guests. I wondered who she was. There was an energy that came from her that was so heartwarming. When I was finally introduced to her and discovered she was Duane's Mom. We shook hands. I immediately felt the feeling of butterflies floating through my body. I knew at that very moment she had to be some kind of angel on earth. I will never forget that. I am very sorry for your loss,may she rest in peace and sing with the angles to continute to give comfort to all who's lives she touched.

Kevin Clark Oct 19 2015 12:00 AM

So Sorry for your Loss, You are in our thoughts and prayers.. We Love Ya.. Maria, John, and Miranda

Maria Wadsworth Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Gazi family and her friends, She was a beautiful person!!

cindy schmidt Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family....she was a great person to everyone who will be missed by many....

Amy Lane Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM

God has blessed Emily's family with a wonderful legacy of love, loyalty and a great faith. May we all continue this legacy of true Christian Love for one another. We love you Rick anf family. barb and jack

Barbara O'savage Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM