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Richard Diehl, 94

by | May 13, 2022 | Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Diehl, 94, of Westborough passed away May 8 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester. Richard was predeceased by his beloved wife, Connie (Fallon) Diehl. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on July 21, 1927, he was the son of the late Philip and Ethel (Lawson) Diehl. During World War II, Richard served with the United States Navy Seabees, attaining the rank of electrician’s mate third class.

For over 35 years, Richard was employed by IBM, and he retired from the company as a senior engineering manager. After retirement, Richard and Connie moved to Pennsylvania, where he became an avid woodworker, making many beautiful pieces of furniture.

He is survived by one son, Wayne Diehl of Hyde Park, New York; one daughter, Nancy Ramsey and husband Michael of Hopkinton; four grandchildren: Kristin Johnson and husband Corey of Auburn; David Ramsey of Charlestown; Amanda Winter of Colebrook, Connecticut; and Mackenzie Landers of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Richard was predeceased by his siblings, William Diehl, Thelma Craig, Catherine Stevens and Ruth Fellin.

A private committal service, with military honors, was to take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Donor Care Center, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541 or at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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