William M. Diehl, 75, of Girard, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at UPMC Hamot, following a fall at his home.
He was born August 31, 1944 in Erie, a son of Alice F. (Mensing) Diehl of Girard and the late Mondell J. Diehl.
Bill graduated from McDowell High School in 1962. Following high school he went to work at Parker White Metal (Now PHB Die Cast), where he worked for over 30 years in the maintenance department, retiring in 2009 as an Electrician Maintenance man.
He loved all types of trains, small model as well as the original historic and contemporary trains. He would wait for hours to watch one go by. He also enjoyed spending time at the All Aboard Diner in Lake City where the retired crew from PHB would gather and reminisce.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Wasileff) "Dori" Diehl, whom he married December 9, 1967 in Erie; a sister, Janice Glazier (Jim) of Waterford; a nephew, Gregory Glazier (Brenda); nieces, Julie Glazier and Allison Lakohi (Julie).
There will be no calling hours observed.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508
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