Leo G. Dieffenbach, 66, of Dushore, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Leo was born Sep. 25, 1954, the son of the late Leo Worth and Elizabeth G. Foley Dieffenbach.

He graduated from Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1972. He then graduated from Penn State University in 1976, with a degree in business administration. He also worked out west where he took graduate courses as a purchasing agent in San Francisco, Calif., and Gardenerville, Nev.

He retired from Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany in 2013 after 17 years of service.

Leo was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, and a member of St. John Neumann Council 12406 Knights of Columbus. He was a caring father, and brother, and also loved the outdoors and nature, reading, and the arts.

Surviving are a son Bryce (Maëlle) Dieffenbach of Champagne-Urbana, Ill.; daughter Kelley (Sivaram Tejaswi) Pulugurtha of Raleigh, N.C.; fiancée Cathy Collins Cresson; sister Carol Dieffenbach of Dushore; niece Suemayah Gouda and Orlando Gonsalves; nephew Adel (Fran) Gouda; two great nephews: Adam Gonsalves and Elias Goud; and numerous cousins.

A transferal service will be held at 10 a.m.. on Friday, Jan. 15, from the Homer Funeral Home, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with his pastor, Father Thomas J. Major, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s cemetery. Mass will be livestreamed on Immaculate Heart of Mary Facebook page

Friends may call on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the transferal.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, 333 Oak Drive, Dalton, PA 18414.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.

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