James R DiemerSeptember 19, 1932 ~ June 28, 2016 (age 83)
James R. Diemer, 83, formerly of 248 White Oak Dr., Sunbury, PA passed away on June 28, 2016 at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, Milton, Pa. He was born on September 19, 1932 the son of the late J. Russell and Martha G.(Guyer) Diemer. He married M. Dawn Fox, who survives, on November 10, 1951.
Jim graduated from Sunbury High School in 1950 and received an Associates degree in Pharmacology from Susquehanna University in 1954. He was both a store manager and a corporate executive with J. C. Penney retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Jim was also a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Lodge #22 Sunbury, a sixty-two year lifetime member of the Bloomsburg Consistory, and a member of the Irem Temple Shrine. During his life he also served as past president of the: Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Community Chest and was a member of the Lions Club. He and Dawn co-founded, directed and sang with the regional choral group, Jubilate Deo.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by three children: R. Scott Diemer and Kimberly of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Leslie A. (Diemer) McCreery, Apex, NC; Stephanie D. (Diemer) and Eric Segada of Mifflinburg, PA; daughter-in-lawFlorence Diemer of Murdock, KS; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by son Gregory at birth, son Jeffrey S. Diemer, and sister Patricia Bartholomew.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Evangelical Hospice at One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, Saint Marks Episcopal Church at 187 King St., Northumberland PA, or a favorite charity. Arrangements are made by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc. 157 Chestnut St. Sunbury, PA. Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.