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January 29, 1941 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Poestenkill - James F. Diehl, 82, died Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at his residence after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of the late Harold E. Diehl and Ethel Estalla Brunick Diehl and husband of the late Georgianna ‘Georgie’ Munro Diehl. He was raised in Troy, resided in Melrose for 20 years, in East Poestenkill since 1981 and attended Troy schools.
Jim was a welder and mechanic for Southworth Wilton in Menands for 30 years retiring in 1996.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #103, Union Gospel Church in East Poestenkill and Chairman of the board for many years. He and his wife were also members of the Schenectady Pipe Band Association for many years, working at the Altamont Fair Labor Day weekend. He loved to cook and weld.
Survivors include his children, James F. Diehl Jr., Hollister, CA, Marcy Diehl, East Poestenkill and Stacey (Keven) Dorr, East Poestenkill; his grandchildren, Brittani and Savannah Diehl and Rebekah, Kyle Dorr and Miranda Diehl; a great granddaughter, Ellivia Diehl and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Eva Kelly, Pauline Carr, Chester Diehl and Clifford E. Diehl Sr and Rose Bronk.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 4-7PM.
Funeral service will be held Monday at 10AM at the funeral home with Rev. Sam Kupeyan, officiating.
Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of James F. Diehl to The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center) 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208 or Schenectady Pipe Band Association P.O. Box 13792 Albany, NY 12212. We recommend using the brycefuneralhome.com website to share or send condolences, light a candle, view video or for service directions.