David Diehl passed away on January 6, 2024. He was 40 years old.
Born in Trenton, NJ, to parents Russell and Deborah (Tawney) Diehl, David attended and graduated from Morris Catholic High School 2001 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in writing and Rhetoric from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2005. He moved to Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY, where he enjoyed rich city life before settling in and becoming very involved in the Waterloo and Geneva, NY area in 2017.
David moved to Geneva, NY to help open Young Lion Brewery and managed the tasting room, later to become tasting room manager at Big Alice Brewery. David was a talented freelance writer and had many articles published in local and national magazines such as Life in the Finger lakes, Finger lakes Times, Edible Finger lakes, FLX Libations, Inked Magazine, and many more. He loved the area and all it had to offer, visiting wineries and microbreweries to do tastings for fun and to review for his articles, patronizing small businesses, and dining at new restaurants. David was also very involved in his community and gave back to the towns that provided him with such a fulfilling life. He served on the Geneva Community Projects Board and volunteered his time with the Seneca Lake Pure Waters initiative. Outside of these many activities he enthusiastically participated in, David enjoyed music of all kinds, concerts, travelling to New Orleans, and celebrating his birthday at Coney Island every year. He was an avid fan of the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets.
David is survived by his parents, Russ and Debbie Diehl, his twin sisters Lisa (Mark) Flanagan and Lauren Diehl, three nieces and one nephew, his Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jimmy Street, several cousins, and many friends. David will be dearly missed by all.
Services were held privately for the family. David now rests peacefully in Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name are encouraged and can be made to the Geneva Community Projects Board, PO Box 226 Geneva NY 14456.