Kevin M. Diegnan Sr., 55, bank official

Kevin M. Diegnan Sr.
Kevin M. Diegnan Sr.
Posted: September 09, 2010

Kevin M. Diegnan Sr., 55, of Broomall, a bank official and security training manager who was involved in youth activities at St. Donato's parish in Overbrook, died of cancer Saturday, Sept. 4, at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood.

His first grandchild, Daniel F. Diegnan Jr., was born at Lankenau the day before, and Mr. Diegnan held the baby in his arms, said his wife, Frances DiCarlo Diegnan.

Mr. Diegnan graduated from St. Thomas More High School and attended Widener University for two years. He then joined First Pennsylvania Bank, staying with it through several mergers until leaving what is now Wells Fargo Bank last year for health reasons.

While at the bank, Mr. Diegnan worked part-time as a training manager for the security staff at the Wachovia Center, now Wells Fargo Center, instructing staff in the technology required to monitor crowds and report incidents.

He worked rock concerts and Flyers games, and coordinated security for the "huge" challenge that was the Republican National Convention in 2000, his wife said. The most fun he had, she said, was at the annual Wing Bowl.

Mr. Diegnan was also a disc jockey for church, school, and community functions. He got people up on the dance floor and was "the life of the party" at any social event, whether he was a DJ or a guest, his wife said.

Mr. Diegnan attended St. Donato's School and remained a lifelong member of the parish. He was involved with fund-raisers, including Breakfast with Santa and the carnival, was a member of its financial committee, and was a eucharistic minister.

While growing up, Mr. Diegnan was a Boy Scout with Troop 38 at St. Donato's and later a Boy Scout leader there when his two sons were members of the troop. He helped reorganize and coach St. Donato's CYO football team when his sons played. He was a coach and official for a youth baseball league in Overbrook.

Mr. Diegnan was an Eagles fan and a season-ticket holder for 33 years. He enjoyed playing golf on vacation with his sons in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and participated in the annual St. Thomas More Alumni Golf Tournament.

In addition to his wife of 33 years and grandson, Mr. Diegnan is survived by sons Kevin Jr. and Daniel F. Sr.; his mother, Angelina; a brother; and two sisters.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at D'Anjolell Memorial Home, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Donato Church, 403 N. 65th St. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township. Donations may be made to the church.


Contact staff writer Sally A. Downey at 215-854-2913 or sdowney@phillynews.com.

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