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Karen and John Howell posted a condolence
Thursday, December 31, 2020
David, Liz, Diana and family - First your Dad, now your Mom. We know the heartbreak of losing a parent and send our love. The circumstances of the past year must have been almost unbearable for all of you -- unable to be with and hug your Mom. We hope you take great comfort in knowing that she is now at peace, no longer suffering and (we truly believe) reunited with your Dad. We will remember Aunt Nancy as a warm, welcoming, beautiful woman who always had a smile on her face. So many wonderful memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas Days in Woodstock with Dittmanns and Howells gathered around the dining room table (well . . . "kids" around the kitchen table ;-) . . . especially the year the dog ate the dessert (pie?) cooling on the outside deck! Love, laughter, family . . . treasured memories that can never be erased. Your tears today are just all the love you have for your Mom spilling over. Thinking of all of you. Karen and John
Suzanne Pooler uploaded photo(s)
Monday, December 28, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Aunt Nancy and Uncle David through the years. I always eagerly anticipated driving to NY to catch up with them and swap stories and laughter. The picture I'm including is, I believe, the same one that my sister posted. It was taken on a visit we made together to spend time with Aunt Nancy at Rhinecliff. It was a beautiful day so the 3 of us sat in the gazebo for a bit. Back inside, we listened to music and played cards. Aunt Nancy seemed to enjoy herself and even got to laughing at times. I will always treasure the memory of that visit and all of the times that we spent together over the years. Now, though I'm sad that she has passed, I am eternally grateful that she has gone home to be with God and her beloved husband, son, parents and sister and will never feel pain or suffering again. Until I see you once more in eternity, I will remember you fondly. I love you, Aunt Nancy! Peace!
Dave and Ginny Brush posted a condolence
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Ginny and I knew Dave and Nancy for more than 50 years. Nancy recruited Ginny as a Brownie Scout leader and Dave and I had a weekly bridge game for many years. With fond memories of these good people, Ginny and Dave Brush
Stephanie Rogers and family planted a tree in memory of Nancy Dittmann
Saturday, December 26, 2020
In loving memory of Aunt Nancy. You are greatly missed and will be in our hearts forever. Plant a Tree
Stephanie Rogers uploaded photo(s)
Saturday, December 26, 2020
One of the hardest things in life is to lose someone you care about. Aunt Nancy has been in every chapter of my life since the day I was born, somehow, someway, in spite of the miles between us or the communication difficulties later on brought on by her illness. She meant the world to me. I always loved spending time with her, and after we moved away to Massachusetts in the late 60's I would pester my parents any chance I would get to send me to NY to visit her and the family. As an adult I continued to take many trips to see her with my husband and children. Family is more important to me than anything, and always has been. It is astonishing to me how well Aunt Nancy managed her illness for so many years. I know it was never easy for her, or Uncle David, but she was amazing and resilient and kept fighting on. No matter how prepared you think you are for the loss of a loved one, no matter how they suffered here on this earth, no matter how many others have gone on before them, it still hurts very deeply. It is not something you can get used to. I am happy and relieved for Aunt Nancy that she is finally at peace and is eternally united with her loved ones that have gone on before her. My heart goes out to David II, Diana and Liz at this very difficult time. They are always in my thoughts and prayers, but even more so now. It is so hard to turn the page in your book of life when you know someone you care about will not be in the next chapter. But the story must go on. Aunt Nancy will live forever in my heart and my memories, and in the many cards and notes from her I have saved and cherished throughout the years. Thank you for everything Aunt Nancy. I am truly grateful for the love and grace we have shared.
Jamie Sykesnpnf6 posted a condolence
Friday, December 25, 2020
I had the distinct honor of spending much of my time growing up with the Dittmann Family. Nancy was a second Mother to me and she and the entire Family treated me as David II put it once as a de facto member of the Family. David II is my Best Friend and Di and Liz were the Sisters I never had. With the four of us growing up together in Woodstock, NY Nancy’s biggest task was as mediator between David, Di, Liz and I. Many times during a sleepover we would gather in the TV area with great anticipation. Di and Liz eagerly awaiting to see what hi jinx Donnie and Marie Osmond were up to that evening and David and I contemplating if Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane would catch Bo and Luke Duke. The problem is there was one TV and the shows were on at the same time. As the four of us debated why our show should be the one. All the while Nancy performing her role as judge and jury. Hearing each of our line of reasoning why our show was the clear cut choice. One thing was certain when Nancy heard the arguments and came to a decision there was no debate alas you might be held in contempt. It was amazing how she expertly managed to make all of us happy in the decision. What an amazing Mother and Wife. One thing that confused me was when David and I would do something, most likely to Di and Liz, that would get us in trouble We would hear Nancy calling out to find out where we were. Of course we were like “uh oh” we are in for it now and it probably was not good to do what we just did. Nancy would come rigorously searching for us calling out “David James!.” When we heard that we knew that was not good and we were in for it. Eventually we could avoid Nancy no longer. I wondered why Nancy was saying David James and not David and James. I found the missing “and” perplexing. I thought Nancy is so upset that she had effected her grammar and unknowingly to drop the “and.” This cannot be good. Eventually I began to realize the the reason for the elusive “and” was because David’s middle name is James. The lesson that when Nancy said your first name followed by your middle name you knew the jig was up. Nancy was constant on my life with the Dittmann Family. I have life long memories of coming home from sledding in the backyard or from skating down at the pond and coming inside to warm up with a piping cup of hot chocolate waiting that Nancy had prepared smiling as she at the complete joy that David, Diana, Liz, and I that had in our hearts. Other times Nancy would make the best grilled cheese ever. I always had two and lasted about two minutes. They were amazing. I am blessed to have been given the privilege to experience the faith and love from Nancy in my life. She is part of who I am today. I know she is happy now that she is with David in eternity. You are in my heart forever.
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Thursday, December 24, 2020
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