We are indeed fortunate that Judy and Dick Diedrich chose Plymouth Harbor! They are charming, delightful, enthusiastic people whom you will enjoy meeting and getting to know.

They were both born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Judy attended college at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and Hamline University in St. Paul. Dick went to Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.

Dick was in the Air Force and went to the Russian Language School in Monterey, California, and was then stationed in northern Japan and Omaha, Nebraska. He started his working career as a computer programmer and worked his way up to being president and CEO before he retired in 2004.

Judy and Dick were married in August 1961. They lived in St. Paul, Omaha, Cleveland, Syracuse, and Springfield, Massachusetts, before moving to Kanaya condominiums in Sarasota. Along the way, they had three children: Pamela who lives in St. Petersburg and works with an eating disorders program, Stuart who lives in Redwing, Minnesota, and works as a shift supervisor at a Sioux casino, and John who trains Arabian horses and works for a custom office manufacturer. They have five grandchildren.

However, their most important commitments have always been in doing service to their church and their community, wherever they live. At one point, Dick was on the board of 17 different community groups! Perhaps most important has been his association with the Boy Scouts where he has received many awards and traveled to the World Scout Foundation.

Judy has been a member of the Junior League in the various cities they lived in, and was involved with the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, including co-chairing a major fundraising event. They have both been active with the Church of the Redeemer.

For fun, they are members of the Bird Key Yacht Club, and enjoy movies, plays, the symphony, and eating out with their friends. They anticipate playing golf. They both enjoy reading mysteries, and they are both circus “nuts,” attending every circus that comes to Sarasota.  Here in Plymouth Harbor, Judy has attended line dancing and plans to continue with it, and also hopes to try out water aerobics. Dick is attending the Better Balance class.

So do get to know the Diedrichs, and help to welcome them to Plymouth Harbor.