Stuttgart Autohaus is closed. We are sending all work to Mercedes of Reno.
Thank you to all our customers for your years of loyalty to Bob and the shop.
Join our family as we remember our father and friend at a
Celebration of Life on May 22nd at Galena Creek Fish Hatchery.
Robert Charles Diehl (1954-2021)
Robert “Bob” Charles Diehl (67) died the evening of October 30th. He was with friends that day, riding his motorcycle and enjoying the warm weather. He suffered a major health event before losing control of his Harley.
Bob was born May 23, 1954, in Queens, New York. His parents Martha Jane Smith and William Leone were New York City natives. Bob attended high school at South Tahoe High School. He spent much of his youth riding motorcycles, building cars, and exploring the Sierra Nevada forests with his brother Billy.
On March 27th, 1977, he married Dolores M. Veverka, daughter of Edeltraud “Trudy” Wolfe and Anthony Veverka in Reno, Nevada. They raised five children together: Damion, Morgan, Trevor, Cassandra, and Patrick.
In 1988, Bob opened Stuttgart Motors, an independent repair shop specializing in Mercedes-Benz. Bob previously worked as a design engineer for Petroleum Engineering Inc. and was regional service manager for the trucking division of Mercedes-Benz NA. He was widely known as the best mechanic in the area. His clairvoyant diagnostic skills, attention to detail, and insistence on treating his customers with respect and honesty earned him a loyal following. The shop closed in November 2021 after 34 years in business.
Bob had an infectious, laid-back personality. He was a caring father, loyal friend, and honest businessman. Bob enjoyed tinkering in the garage with his kids, listening to music, telling jokes, and discussing politics.
Living family members include his partner of over 10 years, Jan Field; his daughters Morgan (Glenn) and Cassandra; his sons Damion (Amber), Trevor (Jane), and Patrick; his sister Susan Parke and brothers Andrew Leone and Richard Diehl; three grandchildren (Chiara, Severin, and Oliver); niece Beth Parke; ex-wife Dolores; and numerous cousins in New York. He was preceded in death by his brother William Leone, brother-in-law Tom Parke, his parents and stepfather, and his close friends Curtis Funk and Kenny Gotcher.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday May 22nd, 2022, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Galena Creek Fish Hatchery.