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Obituary of Edward G. Diggins
Edward G. “Squeaks” Diggins, age 89, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, formerly of Chester, PA, died on Monday, October 2, 2023. Squeaks began in fire service as a member of the former Moyamensing Hook & Ladder Company #1, Chester PA, and then later becoming a career member of Chester Station #81, until his retirement after 40 years of service. During his career in Chester, Ed had responded to the Wade Dump Fire.
Eddie was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1957-1959 and was stationed in Hawaii.
Eddie enjoyed deer and quail hunting. He enjoyed walking the boardwalk.
Son of the late Frank R. and Helen M. (Kelly) Diggins; Husband of the late Barbara and Margaret; brother of the late Thomas A. Diggins, Robert J. Diggins and Kathryn J. Kleber; Uncle of the late John Hladasz, Jr. and Peter Hladasz, III.
Sisters: Mary Elizabeth Diggins of Middletown Twp., Media, PA., Frances (Thomas) Williams of Middletown Twp., Media, PA., Rita (John) Hladasz of Middletown Twp., Media, PA
Brother: Raymond (Kathy) Diggins of Aston, PA
Step-Daughter: Sandra Lee Stanaitis
Also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation: Monday, October 9th from 6:00-8:00PM and Tuesday, October 10th from 10:00-11:15AM at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds., Middletown Twp., Media, PA 19063.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30AM at the funeral home.
Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Chester Firefighters Local 1400, 51 W. 9th Street, Chester, PA 19013.