Catherine Diehl, registered nurse

Catherine Diehl, a registered nurse and gourmet cook, died June 17 from complications of brain bleeding at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84.

The former Catherine Drobot was born and raised in Northampton, Pa., where she graduated from high school in 1945. She earned her nursing degree in 1949 from the Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia.

In the early 1950s, she worked as a public health nurse in Northampton County, Pa. She was married in 1951 to her high school sweetheart, Wainwright E.H. Diehl, an attorney. He died in 1987.

The couple lived in Nazareth, Pa., and later Timonium.

Mrs. Diehl, who enjoyed gourmet cooking and entertaining family and friends, was known for her desserts and blueberry jubilee, said a daughter, Janice Diehl Bradley of Timonium.

"She also made a stuffed pig's stomach, which is a Pennsylvania Dutch dish that is served on New Year's Day," said Mrs. Bradley.

Mrs. Diehl was an avid flower gardener and arranger. She also liked reading novels and history.

Services are private.

In addition to Mrs. Bradley, survivors include a son, Wainwright E.H. Diehl Jr. of Normandy, Tenn.; another daughter, Patricia A. Diehl of Manassas, Va.; and three grandchildren.

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