Walter "Uncle Wally" Diesing, 91

April 25, 2010

JULY 31, 1918-APRIL 22, 2010

CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Walter "Uncle Wally" Diesing, 91, of Center Township, Pa., departed this earth to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at his home, surrounded by family.

Born July 31, 1918, in Ellwood City, Pa., he was the son of the late Herman and Klara (Lichert) Diesing.

Walter was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle to many.

He served four years in the U.S. Army combat engineers in the South Pacific, was a veteran of World War II, a survivor of Pearl Harbor and Kanoche Bay Naval Air Station.

Walter was a retired carpenter of Local Union 922.

He was a talented woodworker, making multiple grandfather clocks, furniture and toys for friends and family he loved, and was a member of North Branch Presbyterian Church in Center Township.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Diesing; two sisters-in-law, Louise and Beulah Diesing; a brother-in-law, John Hillman; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Jessie Crawford; and brothers-in-law, Stanley, Bruce, Preston and Dalton Crawford.

Surviving are his wife, the love of his life, B. Louise (Crawford) Diesing, whom he married Friday, Sept. 13, 1946; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Dan Schoppert of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a daughter, Sandra Rightnour of Atlantic City, N.J.; a granddaughter, Jessie Gardner "Pappy's Girl"; a brother, Rudolph Diesing of Monaca, Pa.; a sister, Clara Hillman of Beaver, Pa.; special nephews, David Sanborn and his family, Joy, Walter and Marshall, all of Gibsonia, Pa.; a goddaughter, Patti Sanborn, and her daughter, Selena Gilbert, both of Arizona; and many family members and friends.

Friends will be received Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem Christian Church (Whips Cove) Old Route 126, Warfordsburg, Pa. The Rev. Gene Harding will officiate.

Interment will follow in Jerusalem Christian Church Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jerusalem Christian Church.

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