Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Catherine “Cathy” M. Diehl, (nee Zunin), 86, died peacefully at Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Spring Valley, NY on April 4, 2020.  Former resident of Dumont, Montvale and Lakewood, NJ. Predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard “Dick” E. Diehl (2011).  Caring mother to Karen “Anna” Diehl, Richard “Rick” W. Diehl, and Maureen Kim. Devoted Grandmother to Mera, Stephen, Julia, Marie and Lilia. Dear sister “Rina” to brother Louis Zunin and predeceased sister Frances Hans. 

Cathy was born in San Remo, Italy, lived her childhood in West New York, NJ, and moved to Bergen County as a young wife and mother. She raised her children in Montvale among her dear friends and neighbors. Long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Park Ridge. Her first job was as a comptometer operator at CBS and after raising her family, she returned to work in the accounts payable department at Otis Elevators and for many years, at A&P headquarters in Montvale, until her retirement.  

Cathy is remembered by all for her sweetness, great cooking, sense of style, and quilting talent.  She also had a sweet tooth and world class shopping abilities. She lived a life abundant in love, travel, good friends, celebrations, and family gatherings.  Her greatest qualities were her kindness and generosity, but most especially, her unconditional love and pride for each and every family member.  

A funeral mass will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to: Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing (in memo, add: Resident Council Fund, Attn: Alicia Boykin), 661 N. Main St, Spring Valley, NY 10977, or through this Go Fund Me Link:https://www.gofundme.com/f/appreciation-for-nursing-home-staff-during-covid19


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