Walter C. Deibert III, 64, of West Nanticoke passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born Nov. 17, 1948 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the a son of the late Walter C. Deibert Jr. and Esther May Deibert.
A graduate of St. Nicholas High School, Walt earned a bachelor's degree from King's College and a teaching certificate from Misericordia University.
During the 1970s, he served in the Army Reserves 402nd Military Police.
Walt had been employed as a teacher by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for 35 years. He was a basketball coach for both Meyers junior high boys and also as an assistant coach for the Coughlin boys varsity basketball team. He coached the Coughlin girls varsity basketball team for 23 years. Walt was a longtime member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club.
Walt lived the last year of his life with great strength and courage. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed by his family.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Marylou Klimek; children, Kevin Deibert and his wife, Audra, Tunkhannock; Erin Wasko and her husband, Chris, Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandsons, Max and Harry Deibert, Tunkhannock; brother, Ken Deibert and his wife, Lisa, Swoyersville; and many other much loved family and friends.
A celebration of Walt's life and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Friday morning for the service.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Walt's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 31, 2013