Frank J. Diehl



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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  


  1. Becky Hagadorn on July 13, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle Frank

  2. laura washburn on July 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Laura Washburn . I remember when Uncle Frank was home on leave from the navy. some of my siblings and I were living with Grandma and Grampa Diehl at the time. He seemed a larger than life figure to me then. He had quite a full life. He was also predeceased by his sisters francis merkle and dorothy washburn [ my mom ], as well as several nieces and nephews, of which there were many. Some of us had a very nice visit with him recently, so very glad we did.

  3. Joann Harter on July 13, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Frank was a wonderful friend always there when you needed him . Don and Frank when way back to the days at Charlotte High school

  4. Tim and Sue Flynn on July 15, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Frank, We will miss you dearly, and it is important to me to tell all what an unselfish, caring man you have always been to us and our family. God bless you, and now you can join your loving wife Anna in paradise for eternity. With sincere thoughts and prayers, Love, Sue and Tim Flynn

  5. Jared and Preya Flynn on July 15, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Uncle Frank, You were always so kind to me and my family. When I was young you helped me out immensely by providing me with a vehicle so I could get to and from work. I don’t know anyone that would ever say a negative word about you. I hope you rest in peace and now can be in heavenly peace with Aunt Ann. Love, Jared and Preya Flynn

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