Kenneth W. Diehl Sr., a retired postal employee, die Wednesday at the Chesapeake Manor Nursing Home in Arnold after a brief illness. He was 76.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Diehl was a longtime resident of Glen Burnie. He attended what was then the Hampstead Hill High School in Highlandtown and was a graduate of Strayer Business College.
Mr. Diehl retired as assistant to the postmaster general in Washington in 1983 after eight years of service. Earlier, he had worked as a salesman for the American Can Co. and as an assistant sales manager with the National Can Co.
He was also the owner of Connor's Bar in Annapolis for four years.
Mr. Diehl was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Boumi Temple Shrine of the Masons, Latrobe Lodge J.H.B. Number 165, where he was the chairman of the sick visitation committee.
He was also a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the National Canners Association and was a former president of the Tri-State Canners Association.
Mr. Diehl is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Carrie May Barr; two sons, Dr. Kenneth W. Diehl Jr. of Towson and Kirk W. Diehl of Arnold; a grandson and two granddaughters.
Memorial services are pending.