Jagger Michael Diem, 18, left us suddenly on the morning of Tuesday August 25, 2020. He was born in New York City on October 30, 2001 and was a resident of Ossining, NY for the past year. Jagger was a 2019 graduate of Fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY where he was well loved. He played in Rock Ensemble and had many friendships from his days at the Boys & Girls Club in Mount Kisco. He was most proud of working at Atria on the Hudson, an assisted living facility, where he served as essential personnel during the Covid Crisis.
Jagger would often talk about how he loved the residents, his coworkers and their camaraderie at Atria. He recently stepped in and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a resident in distress. He couldn’t believe that he had actually saved someone’s life.
He will be remembered for his “mile wide” smile and bright blue eyes that lit up any room he walked into, his desire to help everyone he encountered, his sparkling, lightning fast wit, sense of humor and warm heart. From a young age he had a reputation as “the baby whisperer” because every small child he encountered was drawn to him.
He had many varied interests and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He’d spend hours researching topics as varied as political history, the future of the planet, or how-to videos. He wrote and performed his own rap lyrics and was always finding and sharing new beats.
Jagger was most proud of his sisters Zuri and Nyla Diem who inspired him. They meant the world to him.
Jagger leaves behind his ever-loving parents, Amber Briscoe of Ossining and Paul Diem of Poughkeepsie, stepmother Sabine and beloved sisters Zuri and Nyla Diem, grandparents Linda (Ma’am-a) and Mike (Boppa) Chowske, grandparents Kate & Tom Maloney. He is predeceased by his Grandfather Michael “Pop Pop” Diem.
Uncles Terry Briscoe (Laura), Sean Briscoe (Julie), Michael Chowske, Nicholas Chowske (Andrea) and Michael Diem (Bess). Aunts Amy Anarella, Kathy Purslow (Bob),
Mary Diem, Kathy Pecunies, Susan Munson (Mark), Kelli Squicciarini (Nick) and Kimmy Dispigna (Frank), Jeanette (Don) White, Pamela (Paul) Davis and Carol Doyle. Cousins Logan, Kristiana, Joel, Asher, Amanda, Dustin, Damon, Allysa, Levi, Luke, Aiden, Noah, Michael, Gregory, Pam, Mark, Tommy, Kristin, Katie, Brandon, Ralph, Brian, Ryan, Jay, Johnny, Greg, Kevin, Nina, Juliette and Francesca.
There will be a viewing for friends and family on Monday, August 31st from 12-4 PM at Leach & Thomas Funeral Home. A private service will be held Tuesday September 1. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jagger’s name to The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester.
LEACH & THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
45 S. Highland Ave
Ossining, New York 10562
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