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Bruce L. Diehl

Born: 5/28/1940
Died: 6/5/2010

Mr. Bruce L. Diehl, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Christiana Hospital.


Born in Egypt, PA on May 28, 1940, Mr. Diehl was the son of the late Lester Diehl and Mabel Fenstermaker Diehl. He attended Whitehall High School, and later, graduated from Penn State University. After proudly and honorably serving his country in the US Army during the Korean War, Mr. Diehl worked as a senior designer with various companies.


In December of 1967, he married his beloved wife, Ruth Burk Diehl, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. In his leisure hours, Mr. Diehl was an avid golfer. He was also a gifted woodcarver, sharing this passion with others as a member of the National Woodcarvers Association. Mr. Diehl was a member of the American Legion Post # 739 where he enjoyed the company of fellow veterans.


The family of Mr. Diehl wishes to offer a special thank you to the gifted doctors and nurses at Christiana Hospitals Cardiac Intensive Care Unit E for the exceptional care they provided.


He is survived by his wife; Ruth B. Diehl; daughter, Suzanne Urban Mullin, of Trenton, N.J.; 3 grandchildren, Meggan and Daniel Mullin, and Destiny Henderson; brothers, Donald Diehl of Chambersburg, PA, and Carlton Diehl of Daytona Beach, FL; and 3 sisters, Dorothy Stephen and Marilyn Stephen of Coplay, PA, and Brenda Diehl of Whitehall, PA.


Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA, where friends may call after 10 am. Interment will follow in Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, PA.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Road, Suite 1, Newark, DE 19711.


To sign guest register, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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