Roger J. Diesing
September 30, 1930 - July 15, 2016

Roger J. Diesing, previous owner of Diesing Auto Supply Co. Inc. passed away on July 15, 2016 in Wilmington, NC. Roger was born on September 30, 1930 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Walter J. Diesing and Gertrude Powell Diesing. He was preceded in death by both his parents, his brother Walter P. Diesing who also passed away this July, and his sister in law Marion Seils.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Joan D’Luhosch Diesing; daughters JoAnn Tucker (David), Denise Lachanski (Rick), and Jill Houlahan (Jim); and son Douglas R. Diesing; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Roger graduated Poughkeepsie High School in 1948. He joined the Marine Corp. that year and was a Sgt. when he was honorably discharged in 1955. He was married in 1951 to his childhood sweetheart. He joined his father and brother in business at Diesing Auto Supply Inc. He owned and operated it until the business was sold in 1989.
Since his retirement and leaving Poughkeepsie, he has resided in Kiawah Island, SC; St. James Plantation, NC and Wilmington, NC.
Roger loved music and played the trumpet most of his life. A celebration of life will be held in Southport, NC in August followed by a memorial service in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by many. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations. Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on "Share a Memory."


  • Kristina Quinn Posted July 20, 2016 7:50 am

    I was very sad to hear about the passing of Roger Diesing. Roger was my neighbor for many years in Poughkeepsie. I would spend many summers playing with Jill and swimming in her beautiful pool that Roger kept spotless. One memory that sticks out was that he would tell us not to pee in the pool because he put something in the pool that would turn a bright color if someone did pee in the pool. I also remember many lectures that Roger shared with Jill and all her friends. He was always concerned about his family and those friends who shared friendships with his children. He was a strict but loving man. He kept his house and yard in the most manicured condition. I will always have fond memories of Roger. My condolences go out to the Diesing Family during this difficult time. Share the good memories and funny stories about Roger! He was one of a kind.

    Kristina Kaiser Quinn

  • Fr. John Brinn Posted July 20, 2016 6:53 pm

    Dear Joan & Family:
    My prayers and sympathy are with you.
    I will remember all of you at Mass.
    God bless, Fr. John Brinn

  • Ed DuBois Posted July 20, 2016 7:34 pm

    We want to send our condolences and prayers to his wife Joan and his family in the passing of a true friend. I always enjoyed our musical session with Roger, when he would plat his trumpet and I would borrow Doug’s drums. These memories will always be with me and remind me of the great times we shared with Roger and Joan in Poughkeepsie. Ed and Nancy DuBois

  • Doug Diesing Posted July 20, 2016 9:04 pm

    My Dad was a great role model and a wonderful parent. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We miss you, Dad.

  • Warren Martin Posted July 30, 2016 6:56 pm

    It is with deep regret and sympathy I write this, I have been wondering why I could no longer get to Roger and Joan on the net.
    Roger and Joan lived next to my wife and I in Riverview in 1953.
    I still remember the four of us trying to cool off in a kids wadding pool in the summer.
    I remember that somehow he got a piano down the steps into the cellar so his musical friends could gather.
    He used to bring home the demo wrecker on snowy nights and we would go out in it to help stuck cars.
    We were the 8 couples who were original owners on the block, and now only Joan, my wife Virginia and I remain.
    Warren Martin

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