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Charles Edwin "Ed" Diller

October 24, 1951 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 69)


CHARLES EDWIN “ED” DILLER, 69, of Springfield, Ohio, peacefully passed away on August 31st, 2021. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 24th, 1951, to the late Clarence Charles and Joanne Bussey Diller. Ed was an avid designer and innovator in the field of mechanical engineering for the past 50 years, of which the last six years were spent with Elliott Tool Technologies in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his career, Ed attained five US patents for tool design. He had a keen sense for identifying problems and creating solutions, ultimately viewing his career as a hobby. Ed was a Christian, and an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He openly shared his faith and found comfort in praying for other people. He aspired to live his life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed solving puzzles, in particular Sudoku, and delivering a good dad joke. In his spare time, he relaxed by playing a round of golf. But his favorite pastime of all was spending time with his family, and always looked forward to annual family vacations. Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Shiner) Diller; two daughters, Becky (Boyd) Barger, and Bethany (Zachary) Baum; and two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Brenden Barger. He leaves behind two sisters, a brother, two sisters-in-law, multiple nieces and nephews, coworkers, close friends, and beloved pets. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his in-laws, and two brothers-in-law. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of Cleveland Clinic, as well as Hospice of Dayton, for the exceptional care and comfort provided daily. Donations can be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Ed’s favorite charity. Visitation hours will be Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 5-8 PM at Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar, & Fraley Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Springfield, Ohio on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 11:00 AM.  Burial to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

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September 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home
507 W. Jefferson St.
New Carlisle, OH 45344

Mass of Christian Burial
September 10, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church (Springfield, Ohio)

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