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Gerald Joseph Diehl Obituary

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Gerald Joseph Diehl

Drums, Pennsylvania

February 16, 1938 - May 13, 2024

Gerald Joseph Diehl Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Diehl, 86, of Sugarloaf Township, died peacefully at his home on Monday while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hazleton, he was a son of John and Julia (Markunis) Diehl.

Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Hazleton High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for two years on the USS Arcadia.

Upon his return to Hazleton, he worked for over 20 years as a police officer for the City of Hazleton. Aside from his patrol duties, he served as the juvenile officer, detective, and the director of “PAL” Police Athletic League. Upon his retirement, he was a courier for Leader Data Processing and later worked for Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home.

Jerry’s favorite time of year was football season. He was an avid Penn State and college football fan and was a member of the Hazleton Quarterback Club. He also enjoyed golfing, especially at the local courses. Additionally, as a little leaguer, Jerry pitched the first ever little league game played in the Hazleton area.

He was a family man and truly enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are his brothers Eugene Diehl and John Diehl.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Florence (Kapes) Diehl, sons Gerald Diehl and his companion Kathy Miller of TX, Daniel Diehl and his wife Karen of Ridgewood, granddaughters Lauren Clark and her husband Matthew of San Antonio, TX, Allison Medvecky and her husband John of San Antonio, TX, Kacee Diehl of Bayonne, NJ, and Kaitlyn Diehl of Ridgewood, and great-grandson Jay Medvecky.

A Funeral Service for Jerry will be held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. from St. John Bosco R.C. Church, 573 State Route 93, Conyngham.

Family and friends are invited to the church for a Memorial Visitation from 9:00 AM until the start of service.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Maylath Valley Health System, 758 Route 93, Sybertsville, Pa. 18251



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gerald Joseph Diehl hosted by Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home, Inc..

Gerald “Jerry” Diehl, 86, of Sugarloaf Township, died peacefully at his home on Monday while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hazleton, he was a son of John and Julia (Markunis) Diehl.

Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Hazleton High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for two years on the USS Arcadia.

Upon his return to Hazleton, he worked for over 20 years as a police officer for the City of Hazleton. Aside from his patrol duties, he served as the juvenile officer, detective, and the director of “PAL” Police Athletic League. Upon his retirement, he was a courier for Leader Data Processing and later worked for Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home.

Jerry’s favorite time of year was football season. He was an avid Penn State and college football fan and was a member of the Hazleton Quarterback Club. He also enjoyed golfing, especially at the local courses. Additionally, as a little leaguer, Jerry pitched the first ever little league game played in the Hazleton area.

He was a family man and truly enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are his brothers Eugene Diehl and John Diehl.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Florence (Kapes) Diehl, sons Gerald Diehl and his companion Kathy Miller of TX, Daniel Diehl and his wife Karen of Ridgewood, granddaughters Lauren Clark and her husband Matthew of San Antonio, TX, Allison Medvecky and her husband John of San Antonio, TX, Kacee Diehl of Bayonne, NJ, and Kaitlyn Diehl of Ridgewood, and great-grandson Jay Medvecky.

A Funeral Service for Jerry will be held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. from St. John Bosco R.C. Church, 573 State Route 93, Conyngham.

Family and friends are invited to the church for a Memorial Visitation from 9:00 AM until the start of service.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Maylath Valley Health System, 758 Route 93, Sybertsville, Pa. 18251



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gerald Joseph Diehl hosted by Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home, Inc..

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