Frank J. Diehl
February 1, 1940 ~ July 9, 2023
Resided in: Greece, NY
Frank Jay Diehl
February 1, 1940 – July 9, 2023
Frank Diehl, 83, of Greece, NY passed away quietly on July 9, 2023.
He was born on February 1, 1940 to Robert and Iva Diehl. After graduating from Charlotte High School Frank joined the United States Navy and served at sea during the Cold War Era.
In 1969 he was married to Anna (Reynolds-Armstrong) in Rochester, NY. Frank was a wonderful step-father to Anna’s four sons; Kevin Armstrong of Geneva, NY, Larry (Dianne) Armstrong of Murrels Inlet SC, Shane (Michelle) Armstrong of Brockport, NY and Brian (Karen) Armstrong of Ontario, NY.
He worked at a number of jobs including co-ownership of a Sinclair service station on Dewey Ave. Frank was a master plumber and pipe fitter for Eastman Kodak and retired from Kodak after more than 30 years. After retirement he continued working as a bus driver for the Greece school district and for Trailways and other transportation companies.
He served as a volunteer Fire Fighter and EMT for the Barnard Fire District for many years. In his later years he enjoyed membership in Barnard Exempts. He also enjoyed travel and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He liked to follow sports (especially football), coin collecting, and games.
Frank is survived by his step sons Kevin, Larry, Shane and Brian Armstrong and by grandchildren Brandon (Lisa) Armstrong, Ryan (Sarah Bell) Armstrong, Kyle Armstrong, Justin (Stacy)Armstrong, Conor (Christina Belave), Shannon (Tim) Flye and great grand children MyKenzie, Addison, Hudson and Ryanna Armstrong, Brynn and Quinn Flye. As well as several nieces and nephews
He is pre-deceased by his wife Anna, his father Robert and mother Iva, and brother Robert Diehl and sister Nancy Nevelizer. And by grandsons Scott and Aaron Armstrong.
Calling hour will be at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road at 11:00 AM on July 19, 2023. Funeral service will be at noon. Frank will be buried at New York Finger Lakes Veterans Cemetery in Romulus NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barnard Fire Department 3084 Dewey Avenue Rochester, NY 14616 or House of Mercy 285 Ormond Street Rochester, NY 14605 in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com