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Robert A Diefenbach

December 7, 1944 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 77)


Robert Allen Diefenbach
1944 – 2022

Robert Allen Diefenbach, age 77, passed away at home April 3, 2022, with the loving care of his wife Margaret, daughters Kelly Johnson, Kristen Cannard, and Sarah Diefenbach.

Bob was preceded in death by his son Michael Diefenbach, mother & father Raymond and Mildred Diefenbach, brothers-in-law Ernie Pillig and Robert Johnson.

Survivors include his sister Carol Pillig, her three children (Amy, Ernie, and Steven and their families) sister-in-law, Mary, brother-in-law Bill.

Grandchildren Steven, Bradyn, Kristina, Connor, Finlay, Akira, and great grandchildren Kairi, Malakai, and Quinton.

Bob was born in Port Chester, New York in 1944. He grew up in Harrison, New York and he attended Harrison High School. He has many friends and family still residing in that area.

Bob had many jobs after moving to Newport in 1972, including dishwasher, commercial fisherman, plumber’s helper, and cabinetmaker. Bob retired from his position in the Engineering Department of PCH after 24 years. He had made many friends there.

Bob’s love of woodworking and gardening started while he was growing up. He was very talented and built many beautiful pieces for his home and family. He and his wife Margaret spent countless hours in the garden listening to the birds and planting and harvesting vegetables for his famous garden stew that he made every summer. He was always ready to sit and chat with anyone who stopped by. We all loved him and will miss him so much.

Join his family at the American Legion in Newport on May 29th from 2pm to 5pm for a potluck gathering.

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