George L. Diegel Jr. MTA bus driver

July 29, 1991

Services for George L. Diegel Jr., a retired MTA bus driver, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mr. Diegel, who was 74, died of a heart attack Friday at his home in Parkville.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Diegel retired from the Mass Transit Administration in the mid-1970s after 35 years of employment. He had lived for many years in Highlandtown.

Mr. Diegel pitched baseball in city leagues and briefly for a minor league team in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in the 1930s and early 1940s. After World War II and through the early 1970s, Mr. Diegel umpired high school, college, American Legion and Navy baseball games.

Mr. Diegel served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Butta; a daughter, Geraldine Bowling of Baltimore; a brother, Albert Diegel of Baltimore; and a grandson.

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