December 13, 1936 - October 14, 2014
Thomas E. Diehl Decorated Vietnam War Veteran Thomas E. Diehl, 77 of Washington died unexpectedly on Tuesday-October 14, 2014 in his home. He was born December 13, 1936 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Louis and Kathryn Lucille O'Brady Diehl. Mr. Diehl was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School, Duquesne University and William & Mary College where he received his Master's Degree. Mr. Diehl loved trains and was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh teams. He also was the manager of the basketball team at Duquesne University. Mr. Diehl served in the United States Army from July 6, 1959 until October 31, 1983 retiring with the rank of LTC. He served several tours of duty during the Vietnam War. Mr. Diehl's military career was full of traveling. He enjoyed serving in the Transportation Corp in Berlin. Mr. Diehl received the following decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons for his service in Vietnam; Army Service Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Occupation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (5 Campaign Stars), 2 O/S Bars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm (Unit Citation) and the Overseas Service Ribbon (2). Mr. Diehl was also employed by the State Unemployment Agency's for over 16 years from where he retired. On August 19, 1967 he married Vaughn D. Weigand Diehl who survives. Also surviving are his children; son; Thomas Edgar Diehl Jr. of Washington, daughters; Cheryl Diehl of Drumore, Barbara (Adrian) O'Connor of Charleston, South Carolina, & Sarah (Aaron) Hutchins of Bethel Park, two sisters; Sally Watko of Massillon, Ohio and Barbara (Bob) Zycowski of South Park, a granddaughter; Olivia Hutchins. Several nieces & nephews also survive. Friends will be received on Sunday-October 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday-October 20, 2014 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Lou Pascazi as celebrant. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Full Military rites will be accorded by the United States Army. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org, or to the Charity of One's Choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.