Simon Diffin

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Franklin Presbyterian Church
11-13 Main Street
Franklin, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Simon Diffin

Simon Diffin passed away at his home with his family at his side on April 30, 2024. He was 81 years old.

Born in Greenock, Scotland, to parents Simon and Elizabeth (Gibson) Diffin, Simon emigrated to America in1960. He lived in Garfield and Elmwood Park, before settling in Hamburg, NJ, where he was a resident for 24 years.

Simon married the love of his life, Carol, in 1963, and they raised a wonderful family together. He was a skilled gardener… vegetables and flowers! He loved his children and absolutely adored his grandchildren. He used to say, if I could have skipped over the kids and gone right to the grandkids, he would have. Simon and Carol were never at a loss for conversation.  Whether it was about the house, the children, or most importantly European soccer. He was a staunch Manchester United supporter. Also a great player himself!

Later on in life, Simon and Carols friendships with people from their church became a large and important part of their lives.

Simon is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol (Bodmer) Diffin, sons William (Roseann) Diffin, Robert (Catherine) Diffin, and Matthew (Christiano) Diffin, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 AM at the Franklin Presbyterian Church, 11-13 Main Street, Franklin NJ. Followed by a repast in the great hall in the church.

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