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Gainesville, Ga – 1958-2019. Jodi Diehl Nestle, 60, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Spencerport, NY, passed away on June 16, 2019.
Jodi was a school psychologist and later Vice Principal in various school districts across New York and New Hampshire including; Rochester City School #6 (Rochester, NY), Reeds Ferry Elementary School (Merrimack, NH), and Post Road School (White Plains, NY). She earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, class of 1980. She had been actively involved with the reunion committee for many years, which she loved helping to plan and attend. She earned a Master’s in Behavioral Science from RIT, class of 1993. Additionally, she was a certified school administrator.
One of her favorite hobbies was gardening, including running an indoor horticulture business Trans Plants. She also loved singing in choirs and beekeeping and lately took up the ukulele. Jodi was a member of the Eastern Star, and always an active member of her church communities for example; leading Vacation Bible School at several churches. She frequently participated in volunteer and charity work. Jodi was an amazingly positive influence on so many people, everywhere she went. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Jodi was so caring and selfless, and always put other people first.
Jodi and Mark have been lovingly together for 40 years, having met during their time at Cornell University in 1979. They were married at Jodi’s childhood church in Spencerport, NY on January 31, 1981. Mark and Jodi have previously lived in: San Diego, CA, Bremerton, WA, Falmouth, MA, Spencerport, NY, Brockport, NY, Londonderry, NH, Stony Point, NY, and Buffalo, NY. They moved to their current home in Gainesville, GA about 2 years ago. As always, Jodi immediately made a positive impact on people and was an active member of their new community, Cresswind at Lake Lanier. Jodi enjoyed participating in many community clubs. They were also active members of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She and Mark enjoyed traveling across Europe, Asia, and the United States together and with their longtime friends Margie and Henry Scheller.
She is preceded in death by her father Carl Diehl, her mother Joanne Yackel Diehl, and her brother Jeffery Diehl, as well as her maternal aunts, Patricia Yackel and Roberta Miller, who she was close with.
Cherishing her memory are her husband of 38 years Mark Nestle, her sons Austin and Alex Nestle, her daughter Carolyn Nestle and long-time partner John Carpio, her daughter Emily Schneider and husband Daniel Schneider, and Jodi’s grandson Theodore Schneider. Also, she will be dearly missed by her brothers Jon and Jesse Diehl, his wife Alison, as well as her four nephews, four nieces, extended family, and innumerable friends, and former teachers and students.
Services will be held at Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA. A public viewing will be held on Monday June 24th from 6 - 8pm and a funeral service on Tuesday, June 25th at 4:30pm.
It is asked that donations be made in Jodi’s honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation (parkinson.org) in lieu of flowers.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.