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“It is late May and I just heard about Richard's passing last week from a friend, Stephanie Harris. To say that I'm shocked is to put it lightly. I...Read More »
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“We offer our deepest symphony and are in prayer for you! ”
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“Happier times, New Year´s eve party 2013, Youngstown Ohio ”
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“Happier times, Charlie and Marge New Year´s eve party 2013, Youngstown Ohio. Richard and I, (Charlie), was playmates from childhood to young...Read More »
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“So sorry about your Dad, Aaron. I enjoyed hanging out with him at your many performances over the years. Condolences to you, your mom, and your...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Farinacci - Friend

“My heart is saddened by the passing of Richard Diehl. His mother was my English teacher in Youngstown. I met Mr. Diehl while visiting his mother at...Read More »
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“Sending Condolence to The Family; Peace Be With Your Spirit Cousin: ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Hope Turner Kelley - Family

“You have my sincere condolences. May you be given comfort at this difficult time. ”
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RICHARD JOSEPH DIEHL of Columbus, OH died January 24, 2022 at the age of 75. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for nearly fifty years, he served his apprenticeship at Ball Funeral Home in Cleveland before joining the family business, Diehl Funeral Home in Youngstown. In 1969, the Diehl family acquired Mrs. D.A. Whittaker & Sons in Co-lumbus. Early in his career, Diehl often commuted between the two facilities. Shortly after the death of his father in 1973, the Youngstown location was dis-continued, and in 1977, Diehl built the existing fa-cility on the site of the Whittaker establishment. It was at this time that the firm's name was changed to Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, where he served as CEO and president. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Insti-tute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Cen-tral Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.