William Wallace Deitz, 87, of Granite, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Howard County General Hospital.

Born April 17, 1927, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John Deitz and the late Mary Elizabeth Poe Deitz. He was the husband of the late Anna Mae Brown Deitz.

He was a Battalion Chief for the Baltimore County Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing and bluegrass music.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Terry W. and Donna Deitz, of Granite, and Gregg W. and Mary Deitz, of Finksburg; and grandchildren Christine Elizabeth, Tracey, Amanda Lee, Kyle and Eric Deitz.

He was predeceased by brothers Harry E., John Austin and Ferdinand Henry Deitz.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.burrier-queen.com.

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