Rodney Ray Dieffenbach, 39, of Housels Run Road, Montandon, succumbed to his Kryptonite on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Watsontown Health & Rehab, where he had been a resident.
He was born Jan. 25, 1978, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, a son of Kenneth G. Sr. and Susan M. (Mathison) Dieffenbach, of Milton.
Rodney was a 1996 graduate of Mifflinburg High School/Sun-Tech, where he specialized in computer aided drafting.
He was employed by Playworld, Lewisburg, as a playground designer.
He was a former member of the Susquehanna Motorcycle Club in Milton, and had a great love for dogs, which included his own, Roxy and Bailey.
Rodney will always be remembered for his collection and fondness of superhero comic books and memorabilia. His greatest love was for his family and extended family members. This included Jonathan Peters and William and Skylar Smith, which held a very special place in his heart, as well as the entire Mertz family.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving and dedicated significant other Megan A. Mertz, and his two brothers, Derrick W. Dieffenbach, of Allenwood and Kenneth G. Dieffenbach Jr., of Mifflinburg.
Friends and family may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, followed by the memorial service at 3.
Interment will be a private family ceremony. To help increase awareness of his Kryptonite (Adrenoleukodystrophy), Rodney has donated tissue to help further research and development for a cure.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rodney's memory may be made to Dr. Eichler's Research Laboratory at MGH. Checks can be made to "Massachusetts General Hospital/Dr. Florian Eichler" and mailed to Dr. Florian Eichler Attn: Rachelle Bookman, 175 Cambridge Street St., Suite 340, Boston, MA, 02114.
Published on January 9, 2018