Leonard Diehl

Leonard Diehl, 94, of Palisades, NY, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. He was married to his wife Irene (nee Albrecht) for 63 years and was the beloved father of Stephen and the late John Diehl. Dear brother of Dorothy Diehl.

Lenny served his country as a US Navy veteran of the Korean War from 1950-1954. He spent most of his time on troop and equipment transfer ships and even a little time as a cook. From the Navy he went on to serve his community as a New York State Trooper in Orange County, NY. Then he transferred to the New York City Police Department and eventually ended up serving over 20 years in the New York City Fire Department Engine;/Ladder 52 in the Bronx. He always loved swimming and served as a lifeguard from Coney Island to some of the local pools where he taught Life Guarding classes and gave swim lessons.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 10 – 11 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A service will be held at 11 AM with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.



  1. Eileen Sprague

    Dearest Irene and Stephen,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. May the Lord continue to be your strength and comfort.
    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the service, but I do send much love and hugs to both of you.

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