Louis E. Diehl
Louis E. Diehl came to the end of a full measure of life on October 28th, 2013. His 96 years were replete with a truly loving family and life-long friends.
He is mourned by three generations of his descendants who now endure without the presence of the dignified and stalwart man who was so much a part of their lives.
Louis found great succor in his belief that his spirit will be reunited with that of his beloved and most cherished wife of more than 69 years, his lady, his Anna.
A graduate of Trenton High School and the Jordan School of Engineering, he also attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Louis served his country with honor during World War II and continued to do so as a reservist. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and continued his support in volunteer veterans’ organizations throughout his retirement.
After a career of more than 23 years with the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, Louis retired as Senior Inspector and Project Manager. Prior to his work with NJDOT, he worked for both Johnson Construction and the family enterprise.
He was active for decades as both member and chosen representative in many volunteer organizations such as the Hamilton Elks. A former Elk of the Year, Louis was also the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. In addition to his work with the Elks, Louis was very proud to have been a founding member of the Trenton Eleventh Zone Emergency Unit. He continued to serve for many years as a board member and trustee.
Ever the gentleman, Louis’ life stands as an example of what it is to live fully—with an open heart and a generous nature. Memories of Louis will be treasured by many, and all of us are better for having had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy encompasses honor, loyalty, a gentle and quiet spirit, and the unwavering love and dedication to the family he always said “it’s all about.”
A funeral service including full military honors from the United States Air Force was held privately.
Arrangements were by the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave. in Hamilton. Visit www.murphyfh.com.
Those who wish to do so may make a contribution in memoriam to:
Hamilton Elks Lodge No. 2262 C/O John Krolikowski 1580 Kuser Road Hamilton, NJ 08619-3881
Posted on 09 Nov 2013 by MFH