J. Diffendorf, Sr., 83, passed away on April 21, 2012. He was
predeceased by his parents, Marchie and Beatrice Diffendorf; and
sisters, Betty Jean and Shirley Louise Diffendorf.
He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; his children, Sharon
Murray, Susan and James Brigham, Beatrice and Timothy Goff, Margaret
and David Pitel, Donald Diffendorf Jr. and Michelene, and Steven
Diffendorf; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; stepchildren,
Susan and Michael Agati, James and Kerry Bopp; 3 step-grandchildren;
brother and sister-in-law, William (Sr.) and Dorothy Diffendorf;
sisters, Doris Hedges, Beverly Rounds, Betty Lou Kelly, and Virginia
Pompeii; and several nieces and nephews; his pets, Mackenzie and
Andre. He was the owner of Diffendorf Trucking.
Don was a well-known modified race car driver (Grey Fox) competing
in races all up and down the East Coast with his famous S/360,
having won many races and earned countless achievements on dirt and
asphalt tracks. He enjoyed his trips to Tioga Downs and Mohegan Sun.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial contribution
to the American Cancer Society in his name. A private memorial
service will be held at the Towers of Memories, Vestal Hills
Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.