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ALLISON PARK, PA. – A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland which is located at 311 Cumberland Road in Pittsburgh, PA 15237 in the North Hills.

William Hertzler Diehm was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Youngstown and he passed away May 9, 2014, after a brief illness at the Good Samaritan Hospice House near Pittsburgh surrounded by his family.

Formerly of North Lima Road in Poland, he is survived by his three children, William Bair (Sue Ann) Diehm of Pittsburgh, Sally Jo (Maggy) Diehm of Eugene, Ore., and Linda Diehm (Michael) Zaugg of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Gretchen Alta Diehm, Stefan Martin (Nikki) Diehm, Marta Sue Diehm, Joel (Mandy) Hazen, Kurt Hazen-Diehm, Keith (Lisa) Hazen-Diehm, Karin Zaugg (Dan) Black, Eric Diehm (Laura) Zaugg; six great-grandchildren, Holden Hazen, Delia Zaugg Black, Samuel Zaugg Black, Ella Zaugg-James, Nola Zaugg-James, and Mazie Zaugg.

William retired at age 59 as the assistant chief chemist from Youngstown Sheet and Tube (Jones and Laughlin), and he served during World War II in the 84 Infantry Division in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was a long-time pillar of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Youngstown and was most recently a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland.

William married Phyllis Bair Diehm, his wife of 65 years, and she preceded him in death in 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Edgar G. and Maude Hertzler Diehm; a brother, Joe Diehm; sisters Mary Jane Diehm Coffman and Ann Diehm Newcombe.

Memorial tributes in William’s name may be sent to St. John’s of Highland Mission Endowment Fund at 311 Cumberland Road in Pittsburgh, PA, 15237, or the Good Samaritan Hospice at 3500 Brooktree Road Suite 320 in Wexford, PA, 15090.

Arrangements handled by the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

Visit www.ClementeFuneralHomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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