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Patricia H. Diehl Patricia H. Diehl, age 71, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Harrisburg Hospital. Born 19, 1943 in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Wayne M. and Anna Lois Remley Hartranft. A 1959 Graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Ms. Diehl went on to nursing school at the former Hagerstown School of Nursing and graduated in 1962. She worked in the ER at the Washington County Hospital for 10 years before joining the Chambersburg Hospital and working for 28 years, until her retirement in 2010. During her tenure at Chambersburg Hospital, she had been nominated Nurse of the Year three times and awarded that honor in 2008. Ms. Diehl was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of the Vietnam War, Marine Corps League, and the Amvets, all in Chambersburg. She enjoyed going antiquing, animals, gardening, going to flea markets, spending time with her grandchildren, and most of all, she had a passion for nursing. Surviving are her son, Charles "Ched" Diehl of Chambersburg; two grandsons, Bishop Edward and Deklan Lotus Diehl; a step-granddaughter, Brianna Caskey; two sisters, Janet Laura Valley and Ann Laverne Clark; two nephews, Steven Valley and Wayne Nocton; two nieces, DeeDee Connolly and Joanna Toms. A celebration of Patty's life will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Post 41 at 1571 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. To those attending, bringing a dish to share is optional but would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance, 797 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania Inc. For more information, to order flowers or to send messages of condolence, please visit
Published in Public Opinion on Aug. 16, 2014
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