The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

March 26, 2014

Diane Griffith

CAMBRIA TOWNSHIP — GRIFFITH – Diane, 52, Cambria Township, died March 25, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1962, daughter of Modestus “Dusty” and June (Sheehan) Sherry. Survived by parents, of Ebensburg R.D.; husband, Scott, whom she married Oct. 28, 1989; and daughter, Katherine “Kate.” Sister of Carol (Joe) Hines, Martin (Susan) Sherry, Eileen (Ronald) Itell, Lynne (Lawrence) Natcher and Boyd (Michelle) Sherry, all of Ebensburg R.D.; and sisters-in-law, Barb Sherry and Sara (Glen) McWhorter; also brother-in-law, Doug Griffith. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Duane “Dewey” Sherry; and sister-in-law, Jacquie Griffith. Diane was a 1980 Bishop Carroll High School graduate and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in management information systems and later employed with IUP, Maryland Medical Labs and BioControl Technology. In 2000, Diane was diagnosed with a very rare and serious form of brain and spinal cancer. She fought incredible odds, achieving remission in early 2002. Her grace, perseverance and faith during this battle and subsequent health challenges inspired many people. She was a devoted mother and wife, and loved spending time with family and attending family events. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mundys Corner. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, as well as from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, Pastor Kevin McNamara, officiating. In lieu of other memorials, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3328 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15909.

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