The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 30, 2013

Ray W. Dieffenbach, 94, Lewisburg


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Ray W. Dieffenbach, 94, of RiverWoods, formerly of Red Top Lane, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

He was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Watsontown, a son of the late Wilbur Dayton and Irene (Park) Dieffenbach. On July 2, 1955, he married Jean Good, who preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 2004.  Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Ray was employed at the Watsontown Foundry for 31 years and then later retired from RiverWoods.

He enjoyed playing softball earlier in life and also enjoyed a good game of quoits.

Ray was a member of the Watsontown Baptist Church, Watsontown.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Joan Dieffenbach, of Watsontown and Kenneth and Susan Dieffenbach, of Milton; seven grandchildren, Amy Dieffenbach, David Dieffenbach, II, Josh LeCuru, Laura Wertman, Rodney Dieffenbach,  Derrick Dieffenbach and Kenneth Dieffenbach Jr.; and one great-granddaughter, Talara Cromley.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by three sisters, Ada Bilger, Ruth Grant and Dorothy Wenner.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Watsontown Cemetery. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. James Ritter.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Ray’s name be made to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com