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John ‘Corky’ Diehl
Owner, Diehl Trucking Inc., 69

John “Corky” Diehl of Tyler Hill, PA, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was 69.
The son of the late John Simon and Marjorie Emma Price Diehl, he was born August 23, 1943, in Callicoon, NY
John was the president and owner of Diehl Trucking Inc., Tyler Hill, PA. He started the business in Nov. of 1978. John in his younger days worked on the family farm, for Damascus Township and Callicoon Agway as a truck driver/trainer. He also hauled milk for Bob Diehl Sr. and Charles Williams.
He was married to Judith S. Swendsen Diehl for 52 years; she survives. He was a member of the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, International Harvester Chapter 36 Club, Pennsylvania Farmers Association, and the American Truck Historical Society.
A family statement reads, “John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was his pride and joy, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a quiet, honest, hardworking and humble man. He was very dedicated to his family and his business. He will truly be missed and will always live in our hearts.”
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Judith S. Swendsen Diehl; five children: Brian J. Diehl Sr. and his wife, Cathy, of Tyler Hill, PA, Debra A. Diehl of Tyler Hill, PA, Steven R. Diehl and his wife, Tammi, of Damascus, PA, Andrew J. Diehl and his wife, Tina, of Damascus, PA, and Kimberly A. Modrovsky and her husband, Michael, of Honesdale; thirteen Grandchildren: Alan M. Diehl and his wife, Nicole, Brian J. Diehl Jr., Kami Walter and her husband, Michael, Michael Hiller and his wife, Marisa, Joseph and Michael Powell, Katie and Kassie Diehl, Marissa and Brett Diehl, Emma and Peter Modrovsky and Colette Graham. Also eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters: Lois McKaig and her husband, Alan, Sylvia Young and her companion, Ed Bennett, Mary Fitzgeral and her husband, John “Jack”, Martha Canfield and her husband, Ronald; many nieces, nephews and cousins; (“Special Brother”) Bob Diehl Sr., (“Second Sons”) Joel Snyder, Roger Dix and Michael Verderber and other dedicated employees of the Diehl Trucking Family.
Funeral Services were held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, Damascus, PA, with the Rev. Jean Blackie officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Damascus, PA 18415 or the Damascus Township Vol. Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY, 845-252-3901.

Edward E. Johanson
Formerly of Monticello, 82

Edward E. Johanson of Frankenmuth, MI, passed out of this worldly life into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, September 23, 2012, with his family at his side.
Ed was born on August 23, 1930, to Ed and Gladys Johanson in Monticello, NY. His early education was in a one-room schoolhouse in Monticello. After graduating from high school, Ed enlisted in the United States Army and served for two years as a radio operator on Okinawa. After completing his Army service and using the G.I. Bill for college funding, Ed graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school, as well as college. While in college full-time, Ed also worked full-time for American Airlines as a radio operator.
Ed worked for engineering firms General Electric and Arthur D. Little before founding JBF Scientific in the Boston area. JBF Scientific had two main areas of business: developing oil skimming vessels for the United States Navy and worldwide corporations, and research and development of alternative energy resources in the 1970s, including wind, solar, and photovoltaic power.
Ed was a life-long prolific reader. In his retirement, his interest in reading led him to become a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Florida, where he taught English as a Second Language to recent immigrants. Ed spent much leisure time fishing in the Florida Everglades, which he documented in articles written for Florida Sportsman magazine.
On October 2, 1976, he married Kay Sue (Susie) Nuechterlein, the love of his life, who survives him. Ed is the father of three children from a previous marriage: Daniel Johanson of Florida, Patricia Johanson of New York, and Nancy Johanson Leavitt of Maine. He was predeceased by his parents, and his only sibling, Joan Johanson Dobbs.
Ed had many wonderful relationships within the community and will be missed mightily by his many friends and family members. “He has run the good race; he has fought the good fight; he has kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. The Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate.
Ed’s family will receive visitors at the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Hope, The Lutheran Home of Frankenmuth, or the St. Lorenz Foundation. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

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