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Rodger C. Diehl, 71, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Wednesday, December 4, 1940, in York, and was a son of the late Clarence L. and Lillian A. (Ziegler) Diehl.

Rodger was a 1958 graduate of Carlisle High School and retired from Roadway Express after 34 years of service as a truck driver. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 1299, the Elks Lodge, the Moose Family Center, all of Carlisle and the Local 776 Retirees Club. Rodger attended Carlisle Brethren In Christ Church and was a former board member of the Teamsters Credit Union. Rodger enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his family and home.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Carolyn R. (Minich) Diehl, two sons; Rodger C. Diehl, Jr. (and his wife, Sharon) of Carlisle and Steven D. Diehl (and his fianc
é, Tiffanie Neal) of Mt. Holly Springs, one daughter, Connie R. Leiby of Carlisle, one brother, Ray L. Diehl (and his wife, Beth) of Carlisle, two sisters; Dorcas Welsh and Janet Barnhart (and her husband, Edward), both of York, nine grandchildren; James, Heather, Donnavon, Joshua, Izayah and Skylar Diehl and T. J., Don and Brittney Leiby and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 11 a.m., in the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, with Pastor Linda Lambert officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the services. Burial will be private. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to The Salvation Army, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or to Gideons International, 5014 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

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 Aunt Carolyn and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you get thru this difficult time.

Love you all.


A very good man has passed away. I knew Rodger from his truck route. I would see him from time to time around town and he always had tme to talk. Rest in peace my friend , you were a very good man. God bless your family.

Clint Gilbert

Mr Diehl was a great man. I just spoke to him not long ago when he stopped by. Gonna miss seeing him drive by waving.  May God be with all of his family and loved ones. God bless.


Sorry to hear of the loss of Rodger. He was a great person. We enjoyed talking to him when we lived in the trailer park on Easy Rd. Carolyn you and your family are in our prayers. My God Bless each of you in this time of sorrow.

Deborah Weidner and John Morehouse

Connie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With deep sympathy we send our love.

Brian, Tracy, Nicole and Sarah White

You have our deepest sympathy, our
thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

John & Dot Love, Lakeland FL

Carolyn, Roger, Connie and Steven,
 I'm sorry for the loss of Roger. Big Rodge in the Spring Road days.
He was a SUPER individual and will be missed dearly by all.

Charlie Winn

Dear Rodger and Sharon and family,
I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your father. I know I haven't seen you guys for quite a while now, but think of you now and then. I hope your memories will get you through the hard times. You are in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest sympthy.

Shari Reeves Lebo

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I am very sorry and was shocked when I saw this in the paper. Carol may god console you in your time of loss and for you all to know that we will all be re-united some day again! Rodger Jr. I looked at your dad's photo and just thought back to our child hood and all the things we did together from school to baseball and coming to your house going hunting, and basically growing up together! I hope this finds you well and may god bless you all!!!

Rick Magee and family

To Carol and all of Rogers family, please accept our sympathy and condolences. You are in our prayers.

John E. Dyson

Dear Carolyn & Family:Our deepest sympathies to you all! May God grant you His Peace! May loving memories carry you thru!!

Don & Lou Ann Milhimes

Carolyn and family:
We remember when you lived at 2225 Douglas Drive. Unfortunately we did not get together as we always wanted and we are especially grateful to see Rodger and you at Tom's 70th birthday. This definitely was the highlight of his party. We are with you in our hearts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

Tom and Hanne Stenehjem

 Carolyn and family.
 We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Rodger. Our love and prayers are with you all. We pray the Lord will comfort you,strengthen you and give you peace. Rodger was a very special person. Love to you all.

Denny and Dottie Hurley


I would like to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband, father, grandpa. May God comfort your hearts as only He can. Rodger was a classmate of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Patsy (Dunbar) Swart

 Dear Carolyn, Rodger, Connie, Steve
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry to hear about Rodger. He has always been a special person and a great father and husband. He is someone I will always remember.

My Deepest Sympathy is with you all.
Debbie Merkel

Carolyn & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracie (Myers) Vohs

Praying for you and your family peace and comfort.
May Angels walk with you all today and the days ahead.

Fran & Bill Bailey

Dear Carolyn, Rodger, Connie and Steve,
So sorry to hear about Rodger, it was such a shock to me. My thoughts and prayer are with you. I know he was a great husband and father and you could tell that he really loved his family. With deepest sympathy.

Debbie Merkel

Carolyn and Family,
We have been neighbors for sometime until you relocated. We are sending you our deepest condolences and will be with you in our hearts. We were so happy to see you on Tom's 70th.

Love Tom and Hanne

We would like to express our deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband, father, grandpa. May God comfort your hearts as only He can. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Bob, Michelle, Danielle, Troy & Hannah Swartz

During this time of loss, praying you will draw strength and comfort from your faith in God. Everytime he would drive by our house he would wave and sometimes even stop.

Richard & Gloria Corman

I am so sorry to here of Rogers passing, but knowing that he is in a better place just gives you peace. My prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time. God Bless!!!

Marty Growden


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Since 1853
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