Ronald L Diedrich, age 82, died unexpectedly at his home in Boca Raton, FL on November 7,2020. Ron was born on May 13, 1938 in Two Rivers, WI, and lived in Two Rivers and Racine WI before moving to FL with his parents and grandparents.
He graduated from West Palm High where he played the tuba in the marching band. After high school, he attended Palm Beach Junior College and worked at a local TV station. Ron served in the Air Force from 1961 – 1964 and was stationed in Pakistan. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1968 with a degree in Business.
Ron worked at a TV station in West Palm Beach and an engineering company before joining the City of Boca Raton Water Treatment Plant from which he retired in 2000. Ron was an avid model train collector. He belonged to several model train clubs. To quote the Winter 2020 Electric Railway Clubs of Florida newsletter, “Ron was noted for both his friendly demeanor and his very extensive collection of O Scale model trolleys and trains. Ron’s passion for collecting models knew no equal.
He once said he had a model of the entire North Shore RR roster.” Because of Covid protocols, no public service was held. As per his wish, Ron was cremated. His ashes were buried at sea in a military service by a Navy ship out of Mayport, FL. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Thora and Reuben Diedrich. He is survived by numerous cousins.