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November 25, 1938 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Diane Vasko departed her earthly life to join her beloved husband in heaven on February 3, 2024, after giving cancer hell for the last five years. She was given four to ten months to live, and she used determination and grit to survive and thrive while enjoying the arrival of four great-grandchildren and the many visits and calls that she received from her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George, her parents, Robert and Eleanor, and her sister, Suzanne.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11/25/38.
She met the man of her dreams in Boston, Massachusetts, when she was just 18 years old. George and Diane went on to celebrate 59 years of marriage together. They celebrated the arrival of their children, Sharon, Kim, and Scott when they were in Boston, and then Tracy and Kelly arrived after they moved to Akron.
Diane attained her dream of becoming a nurse and she went on to serve for over three decades in a variety of nursing positions at the old City Hospital, at General Hospital, and the office of Dr. Snyder.
Diane had an incredible bedside manner and her patients loved her.
Diane was known for her intelligence and her very spicy quick wit! It was always fun to be in her presence.
Diane always enjoyed the arts and she enjoyed restoring old furniture, singing, listening to music and going to art shows. Reading was a treasured hobby as was following the Cleveland Browns.
We are grateful for the incredible care that she received from Dr. Clifford and his staff as well as the angel nurses and staff at the Cleveland Clinic/Akron General Hospice. We loved the staff as much as they loved our mother.
She will be missed by so many including her brother, Robert (Anita), her five children, Sharon (John), Kim (David), Scott (Janice), Tracy (Ben), and Kelly (John), her grandchildren, Brittany, Matt, Natalie, Alex, Cassie, Nick, Elise, Tyler, Carter and Faith, and her great-grandchildren, Liam, Isaac, Dimitri, Deacon, Blair Diane (named after her grandmother) and Reese.
Donations can be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at 164 W. Market St, Akron, Ohio 44303.