In Memory of




Obituary for Violet Schwedt Dierdorff

Violet Schwedt Dierdorff, a resident of Southbury, CT since 2017, previously a resident of
Warrington, PA since 1999, previously a resident of Princeton, NJ since 1958, passed away on
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT. She was 94.

Violet is predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Lee Henry Dierdorff, Jr.

Born in Kenmore, New York, Violet was the daughter the late Milton Conrad and Harriet
Schwedt. Violet was raised in Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore High School. She went
into banking and was Head Bookkeeper at the Bank of Buffalo.

Vi was active in the Princeton United Methodist Church’s Women’s Society and held several
positions including Treasurer. She worked at Gallup Poll and participated in their last
Presidential Election prediction campaign.

Sewing was her hobby and she contributed her skills to the making of choir gowns, Alter
banners, costumes for Princeton Opera Society, numerous original Halloween costumes for her
son and daughter, and an entirely hand-appliqued, hand-embroidered and hand-quilted queen-
size quilt for herself.

Violet is survived by a son Lee A. Dierdorff (Danette) and a daughter Deborah Dierdorff
Cummings (Jim). She is also survived by 2 granddaughters, Jessica and Lauren Dierdorff. She
was preceded in death by sisters Catherine Schwedt, Mae Schwedt, Myrtle Brennon, and
brothers Frank Schwedt, Milton Schwedt, Jr, George Schwedt and William Schwedt.

A memorial service celebrating Violet’s life will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2023
at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington where the family will receive friends
from 9:00 am until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in Violet’s name may be made to the Southbury Ambulance Association,
68 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488-2613