Franklin Melvin “The Mayor” Diehl, 67, of Nescopeck passed away peacefully at his home Monday November 23, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He was born June 5, 1953 in Berwick, a son of the late Peter Diehl Jr. and Thelma May (Dailey) Diehl.
Frank graduated from Central Columbia High School, class of 1972. He worked many years in construction. He retired from RC Young Inc. in April 2015 at the age of 62. He was a lifetime member of the Mifflinville Forest Rangers. He enjoyed working for family and friends, building, remodeling, and doing carpentry and other jobs. Franks greatest joy was spending time with family especially his grandsons hunting, snowmobiling and sporting events. He enjoyed going to fairs, carnivals, and family gatherings.
Frank is survived by his loving wife the former Jeryl (Davis). The couple married on November 19, 1977 at St. James Lutheran Church in Zenith, PA. They recently celebrated 43 years of marriage. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Jennifer “Jenn” Seeley and son-in-law James “Jim” Seeley, Nescopeck. He will be remembered lovingly by his grandsons Dylan “Franklin” and Carter “James” Seeley. He is survived by four sisters, Ruth Ann “Ruthie” Diehl and Peggy Andrewcavage, Mifflinville; Cathy “Kinip” and husband Bill Davis, Nescopeck; Susan “Sis” and husband Wilbur “Butch” Gunther, Arizona; Linda “Bug” Verheyen and wife Wendy Campbell, Bloomsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by siblings, Florence “Peggy” Maurer, Ronald “Fooze” Diehl Sr., and Robert “Bob” Diehl; mother-in-law Patricia “Pat” Davis and father-in-law Harry “Tommy” Davis.
A graveside service will be held Saturday November 28, 2020 at 11:00am at Mifflinville Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday November 27, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1024 Market St., Berwick.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., is handling arrangements.
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