SHAMOKIN — Anthony F. Deibler, 58, of 331 S. Market St., passed away suddenly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at his residence.
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He was born Sept. 23, 1954, at Sunbury Community Hospital, a son of Melvin and Lynette Deibler, Snydertown.
Anthony graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1972.
On March 28, 1981, in St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sunbury, he married Patricia A. (Straub) Deibler, who survives.
He worked as a delivery driver for Butterkrust Bakery in Sunbury for 32 years.
Anthony was a member of West End Fire Association, Kulpmont.
He was known by everyone as "Uncle."
He enjoyed traveling to the casinos, Las Vegas and taking cruises. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching television, going to Sam's Club and Brumbach's Auction.
He loved his dog, Sparky.
In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include two brothers, Joel Deibler and Jeffrey Deibler and his wife, Joanie, all of Snydertown; aunts and uncles, including Dona and Sterling Fisher, of Middleburg, Landon and Garnita Bailey, of California, Judy Ortmyer, of Riverside, and Betty Cardell, of Snydertown; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Grace and Barry Roseman, of Mount Carmel, Richard and Judy Bohner, of Liverpool, Roger and Judy Straub, of Mount Carmel, Gene Adams, of Tharptown, Richard Shipe, of Shamokin, and Benjamin Straub, of Anniston, Ala.; three godchildren, Amy Roseman, of Kulpmont, Nicole Williams, of Shamokin, and Ashley May, of Shamokin; several nieces and nephews, including, Jentre and Jessica Deibler, Jadriene and Claire Deibler, Kelly and Shawn Ryan, Barry and Jamie Roseman, Wesley and Brady Keiter, Marlene Shipe, Brenda and Timothy Eby, Kay Williams, Chris Amato, Greg and Jessica Adams, Denise and Roger Straub, Edward Straub, Christine Meyers, Ellen and William Wortham, and Sherry and Michael Tavis, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters-in-law, Mary Adams, Mildred Shipe and Irene Straub; two uncles, Robert Ortmyer and Walter Deibler Jr.; a nephew, Joshua Deibler, and a niece, Sandy May.
DEIBLER — Anthony F. Deibler, 58, of 331 S. Market St., Shamokin. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Shamokin, with the Rev. James Richard officiating. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Published in The News Item from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2013