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Eugene F. "Noot" Deibler, 71, of 1040 Market St., Sunbury, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center.

Noot was born July 5, 1945, a son of the late Girard F. and Sarah H. (Bordner) Deibler.

He was a 1963 graduate of Sunbury High School, and was a teacher's aide at the Shikellamy High School for more than 30 years.

Noot had a compassionate and dedicated love to work with and encourage children and youth throughout his entire life. He coached Little League Baseball and Ivy League Football, and was a successful coach of the boys and girls bowling teams for Shikellamy High School. Noot was the voice of Shikellamy Varsity Football home games for many years. For years he was in charge of the junior firefighters training program at the Goodwill Hose Company, where he was a member along with memberships at the Shamokin Dam and Kratzerville fire companies.

He attended Brookside Ministries.

Noot was an avid sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Universities of Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisville and Notre Dame. He enjoyed long car rides and going out to eat.

He is survived by sister, Phyllis and her husband Jim Gordon, of Sunbury; brother, Girard F. "Lefty" Deibler, of Sunbury; sister, Linda L. and her husband John McCormick, of Watsontown; his life-long friend and caretaker, John Gessner, of Sunbury; nieces and nephews, Jamie, Jimmy, Jodi, Josh, Randy, Frank, Jennifer, Angie, Jason, Chad, and Adam; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brookside Ministries, 11 Stetler Ave., Shamokin Dam, with Pastor Jerry Hellman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Ministries, 11 Stetler Ave., Shamokin Dam, PA 17876.

Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 23, 2017
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