Robert Joseph Diller

Robert Joseph Diller, age 89, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away February 4, 2014. Bob was born October 29, 1924 at home (3rd St. and Glendale Ave) to parents Lewis and Bertha Diller. He lived his entire life in Arizona.

He graduated from Madison #1 and Phoenix Union High School. Bob was drafted into the Army at age 18 and returned home at the end of World War II four days before his 21st birthday. He took part in the invasion of D-Day landing on Utah Beach, and the Battle of the Bulge which he reveived three purple hearts and two bronze stars.

Bob and his brother James (deceased) were involved in farming in the valley and Roll, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Isabelle of 63 years, son Craig, daughter Anita (Mike) McCoy, grandchildren Tyler and Sarah, nieces Jacqueline (Stephen) Miller and Mary Chartos. We want to thank Hospice of the Valley and Ryan House for their faithful work in making Bob's last days comfortable.

In lieu of flowers donations my be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Please visit our website at to leave condolences for the family.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2014

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John Angal

March 8, 2014

Dear Diller Family I am so Sorry for your loss Bob was indeed a great man, I was just thinking of him and you all yesterday as I drove thru Yuma as you all know I got to spend a lot of time with Bob I am so Sorry that Bob and I drifted apart.. He like my own Father was such a large inspiration in my life always guiding me with his wisdom and knowledge, me keeping him busy and he was always helping and hanging out with me..oh I can go on and on may you walk proud thru the pearly Gates Bob and I hope you Have your Paper Cup ..

Love Pawnshop John

February 8, 2014

Our prayers are with you all! We know our friend Bob is now at peace and in a better place!

The Woodhouse Family

February 8, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Davis family

Elaine Whissen

February 8, 2014

Isabelle and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear loved one. Thanks to Robert for serving our country to protect our freedoms. He's my hero!

Elaine Whissen

Mark Layton

February 8, 2014

To the entire Diller family, we extend to you our sympathy and sorrow but also join you in celebrating the life of a great man, Bob Diller. Growing up with Craig, Bob was always known to us kid's as just "Mr. Diller", and he was always a strong guiding force, full of sage advice and a down to earth living example. While he will be sorely missed, it's not for long as we all will be reunited with our Lord in Heaven. With humble admiration of Mr. Diller, we extend our prayers to your entire family. Mark Layton & Family.

VIcki Pascucci

February 7, 2014

Our hearts goes out to your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love the Pascucci (Dave, Vicki, Challis) and Schlesinger (Chelsea & Jeremy) families.

February 7, 2014

My heart goes out to you. This is a difficult time, I know. I wish I could be at Bob's service, but I no longer drive from Prescott to Phoenix. My thoughts will be with you. (Cousin) Esther Diller Parker

Fran McCollum

February 7, 2014

Sending heartfelt Sympathy and prayers from the Heart.. Sincerely, Marvin and Fran McCollum

February 6, 2014

To the family of Bob Diller, I enjoyed being a relative to you via marriage to my first wife, Jean. My second wife, Millie, was not a relative, but was like a relative because she was an Atkerson and went to the First Missionary Church in Phoenix and knew many of the Dillers. 'Till we meet again...Ish Rahmatulla.