James J. "Jim" Diskin, 70, of Covington, KY passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He was a retired ambulance driver with the Covington Fire Department with more than 25 years of service. Jim was a member of St. Benedict Parish, the St. Benedict Holy Name Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Benedict Church and President of the Mother of God Cemetery Board of Directors. He was preceded in death by his parents: Walt and Rita Diskin. Jim is survived by his sister: Sue Payne and nephew Zack Payne. A Memorial will be held at a later date due to the coronavirus. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to St. Benedict Church, 338 East 17th Street, Covington, KY 41014. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome .com
Joe Theis - Jun 6, 2020
Sincerest condolences from the Theis family. Jim had a heart of gold. His years of service to St. Bens and the Vincent de Paul society will not be forgotten, nor will his kindness toward my dad and mom and the rest of our family. Jim and his family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Chris (Welch) Bullock - Jun 2, 2020
Condolences from the Welch family. I know that Jim was a special person to our brother Jackie Welch. Jim meant a lot to him. We are so sorry for your loss.
Jeff Groneck - Jun 2, 2020
What a gift he was to each of us who had the honor of serving with him. Jim was a champ at good ol firehouse sarcasm which made even the intended recipient laugh, but think twice before us young "dummys" made our next move. His gruff first impression gave way to a caring man and mentor. Rest in peace Jim.
Jim Anstead - May 30, 2020
Behind a seemingly gruff exterior was concealed a loyal heart and a truly selfless attitude.You would have great difficulty attempting to calculate the hours he freely donated to help others.
Barb Stallmeyer - May 29, 2020
Our memories at the Fed will never be forgotten.Forever Friends
Albert N Tallarigo - May 29, 2020
Jim was a good friend and a good man.
Kathy & Denny Nolan - May 28, 2020
Your in our prayers and thoughts what a wonderful man you made us smile and a good laugh every time we were together You will be greatly missed.
Chuck Hibbard - May 28, 2020
I have so many fun memories of Jim and the entire family down at the river camp.So sorry for you loss.
Kevin Moser - May 28, 2020
Sue: It is a long tiem since our grade school days at St Ben's. Ijust saw this and wanted to express my condolences at Jim's passing.
Dave Schroeder - May 28, 2020
Condolences from the Schroeder Cousins. It was my honor to serve on the Mother of God Cemetery Board with Jim.
Sandra Boles - May 28, 2020
Love and prayers from Sandy and Joe, from Holy Family. He will be missed. He did a lot of good Service for people in need. I'm glad to have known him. Condolences.
Karen Wendling Paolucci - May 28, 2020
Sue, Tom and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jimmy. Prayers for comfort and peace. We will miss seeing him when Tom and I attend St. Benedict events. We always enjoyed talking and reminiscing about the old days. Hugs.
Donna Hoffmeister - May 28, 2020
Jim will be greatly missed, he was an asset to ST Benedicts parish and a great friend to many.
Tom Hall - May 28, 2020
Jim was well liked on the job and was the treasurer for the Covington Retired Firefighters for years Jim will be missed by all of us. Praying for the family.
Larry Wiedemann - May 28, 2020
Jim was a good man and a friend that I will miss. God has welcomed you with open arms.
Mike Rabe - May 28, 2020
Sue you have my deepest sympathy. Jim and I had some good times at St. Bens and later at the Fire Department too. I will truly miss him. He was a good friend.
Sr. Maria Therese Schappert, SND - May 27, 2020
Jim will be missed by many at St. Ben’s and St. Vincent de Paul Society. My family would visit Diskin family regularly. We called Jim’s Mom and Dad -Aunt Rita & Uncle Walt. It was much later that I realized we really were related. “Uncle” Walt was an Army buddy with my Dad. My brother John and I send prayers to Sue and family. May Jim Rest In Peace!
Don Ruschman - May 27, 2020
Jim will be missed at our Parish and by me personally. We have been involved in Saint Vincent De Paul for several years making home visits. Working together at various St Benedict projects, I know Heaven is in for a shake up.