Albert L. Diringer, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 29, 2012, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Tiffin, to Albert H. and Elva (Rosenberger) Diringer.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Carol Diringer.
Albert graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School, University of Dayton with an engineering degree and Bowling Green State University with a master's degree in education. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and was a member of the choir. He served in the U.S. Army in the 4025th Signal Corps during World War II. After returning from the war, he started teaching math at Calvert High School and was known as "Mister D" to his students. Albert taught at Calvert High School for more than 53 years, teaching over three generations. Albert was not planning to teach, but in 1950, the principal at Calvert, the Rev. George Jaeger, asked him to help teach a math course for a teacher who was ill. The teacher never returned, and from that time on he continued to teach. He was awarded the Hall of Fame distinction for his dedication to the students and Calvert High School Sept. 10, 1995.
He also served as past president of the Serra Club, St. Joseph Holy Name Society, Tiffin Deanery and Toledo Diocesan Council of Men, and was the president of Tiffin Kiwanis Club. Albert enjoyed going to the Tiffin YMCA and traveling.
The family would like to thank the St. Francis Home 3 East nursing staff, Stein Hospice continuous care team and Sister Eileen Bechtel for being by his side in his final days.
His Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.
Friends may visit with the family 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Francis Home Chapel, Tiffin, and 4-7 p.m. at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
At request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.