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Chester DeForest Diehl

July 30, 2005

Chester DeForest Diehl,71

North Greenbush Chester DeForest Diehl,71,of Paladino Lane, died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at his residence after a long illness.

Born in Melrose, he was the son of the late Harold Diehl and Ethel (Brunick) Diehl and husband for 47 years of Elizabeth Clara Gwinn Diehl.

He had resided in North Greenbush area most of his life and summered at Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga.

Mr. Diehl was employed at Behr-Manning in Watervliet, now Norton Company, for 36 years, retiring in 1986 as a forklift operator.

He was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill and a veteran of the US Army stationed in Panama.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Donald F. DuPont of Averill Park and David E. DuPont (Sarah) of Wynantskill; a daughter, Brenda L. Diehl (Mark A. Bachand) of Wynantskill; two brothers, James F. Diehl (Georgianna) of Poestenkill and Clifford Edward Diehl(Christine) of Latham; a sister, Rose Bronk (Walter) of MA; seven grandchildren, Jason and Nicholas DuPont, Justin Diehl, Kale Groff, David DuPont Jr. and Hunter and Brady DuPont and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Eva Kelly and Pauline Carr and a step sister, Ethel VanRanken and a step brother, Ernest D. Diehl.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 8:30am at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 9:00 am at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Clark, officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-8pm. Interment Evergreen Cemetery in Wynantskill.

Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Diehl to the American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211 or the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205 or The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Boulevard Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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