David M. Diggs, 70, worked for Corps of Engineers

February 17, 2003

David M. Diggs, a retired federal worker, died of kidney disease Wednesday at North Arundel Hospital. The Severn resident was 70.

He retired in 1991 as a civilian Army Corps of Engineers real estate specialist based in downtown Baltimore. He joined the federal agency more than 40 years ago.

Born in Crownsville, he was a 1950 graduate of Wiley Bates High School in Annapolis, where he played football.

He served in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant.

Mr. Diggs was an avid football fan - of both the Colts and Ravens - throughout his life. A Mason, he belonged to the Hiram Grand Lodge in Glen Burnie.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1440 Dorsey Road, Hanover.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Mabel Warren, retired manager of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Meade; a daughter, Cheryl Diggs of Glen Burnie; and his mother, Gertrude Diggs of Crownsville.

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