William Joseph Diegelman

January 17, 1959 - November 16, 2020

William Joseph Diegelman, 61, of Shaler Township, PA, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born January 17, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Diegelman; mother, Bernice Margaret Diegelman, four children: Douglas Diegelman (Kelly) of Shaler Township, PA, Andrew Diegelman of Pittsburgh, PA, Amy Diegelman of Royersford, PA, and Samantha Steele (Tony) of Shaler Township, PA; two sisters, Sandra Klein (Richard) of East Petersburg, PA, and Shirley Diegelman of Pittsburgh, PA; as well as three grandchildren, Brady Diegelman, Anna Diegelman, and Blakesley Cantymagli.

William was preceded in death by his father, Francis Joseph Diegelman.

A champion of the Northside community, Bill was the owner of Max’s Allegheny Tavern from 1996-2015. In recent years, he enjoyed his time at camp along the Allegheny River and winters in Florida with family and friends. 

Bill was the steadfast patriarch of the family, with a love for yard work, Diane’s home-cooked meals, chats on the porch with a good cup of coffee, and a desire to instill the most meaningful qualities of hard work, honesty, and kindness in his children and grandchildren. 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sandra Klein Nov 20, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Love you, Bill, and miss you. You were a wonderful brother.

  2. Cheryl Mihlfried Pfennigwerth Nov 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    God bless and help you, Sandy. My prayers are for you and the family.

  3. DarleneGminder Nov 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I will miss you Bill and spending time with you at camp.Still having hard time with your passing.God speed will see you again much love.

  4. Joy Zuban Nov 20, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    To the Family, The North Side will miss him. He was a Great Guy! God Bless!

  5. Elaine Yodanis Nov 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    What a wonderful man 💗

  6. Palombo Family Nov 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Bob and Theresa Domitrovic Nov 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    To the family, so very sorry for your loss. We will greatly miss seeing his friendly smile and wave as he drove through our neighborhood. You are in our prayers!

  8. Andrew Pleskovitch Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Great man, great father, so sorry for your loss.

  9. Tom & Karen Adams Nov 21, 2020 at 9:01 am

    You will be missed, Bill. You were a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor and a knack for making us feel so welcome.

  10. Diane Mooney Nov 21, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Sincerely sorry for the loss of Bill. Sending prayers and hugs your way. We will miss you Bill.
    Diane and Mike Mooney

  11. Derek Sevcik Nov 21, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Bill gave me my first job and will always be grateful. My deepest sympathy to family and friends.

  12. Ray DiLallo Jr Nov 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Sympathy to the family. Worked for Bill in the 80’s at the Park House in North Hills. Great boss and guy. Rest In Peace.

  13. Patty sauers gabig Nov 21, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    So sorry to see this…I worked with bill at the park house…I still use to this day- the calculator he gave me for Christmas years ago. I think of him every time I use it. Such a good man🙏🏻

  14. Patty sauers gabig Nov 21, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Love and prayers to bills family. I so enjoyed working with him

  15. Karen & Joe Tomaszewski Nov 22, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Bill has left a wonderful legacy. He will be missed but never forgotten. Joe & I enjoyed all the times we spent together with Bill & Diane, especially in our role as grandparents. Our hearts are breaking. Praying for all of you.

  16. Lynne Keay Nov 23, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Diane – we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Rich and Lynne

  17. Debbie Michalek Nov 23, 2020 at 8:17 am

    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of a wonderful man. Peace comes from knowing that you are now with God. My condolences to the family.

  18. Lynn Griffin Nov 23, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I was sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a super nice guy and I always enjoyed seeing him at Max’s. He will be sorely missed. He made the world a better place with his kindness. With deepest sympathy.

  19. Meagan McGrane Nov 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    My heart breaks for the Diegelman family and their recent loss of “Bartender Bill.” I spent many days/nights growing up at the Diegelman house and Mr. Diegs was part of those happy memories. Will be thinking of all of you during this devastating time.

  20. Phil Powell Nov 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Please accept my deepest sympathies to all the family. Bill was a wonderful guy and will be missed.

  21. Kevin and Mary Ann Sukits Nov 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Our sympathy goes out to Diane and family. Will always remember Bill’s warm smile and his lovely garden on Kohlman Drive. Our kids played together as we sat on the porch with Diane and Bill while sipping ice tea. Prayers go out to Bill and his family. Diane stay strong as always.

  22. Donna and Gregg Corsello Nov 28, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Our hearts ache for Diane and her family We all were friends for so long and had spent so much vacation time together and thought it would be a lot longer. Bill was a really good guy. We miss him but will always remember the great times we together.

  23. Linda Nov 30, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Our deepest sympathy
    Bill never passed our home without a toot, wave or smile
    I loved wine on the porch in our neighborhood and his open heart kind words, humor and making everyone feel at home. God bless you Bill and heart aches of our loss. Blessing to Diane & Family
    Linda Bob & Rita.

  24. Paul Cooley Dec 12, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Deepest sympathy.
    Bill gave me my first job. So sorry for your loss.
    Thank you Bill for existing!
    Paul Cooley Jr

  25. Karen Wagner Dec 29, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Mrs. Diegelman and family,

    So sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope that you find comfort and peace in time.

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