Tonawanda News


April 15, 2013

Diane Thomas

TOWN OF AMHERST — Diane Thomas, age 76, of the Town of Amherst, died on Sunday, April 14, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Born in Buffalo, NY to the late Franklin and Elizabeth (Passman) Thomas, she was a 1955 graduate of Tonawanda Senior High School. Diane was a member of the Amherst Seniors and was active in Tai Chi. She was an avid nature lover and enjoyed birdwatching and gardening.  

She is survived by her loving companion of 32 years, Donald E. Freer of the City of Tonawanda; her children, Craig (Fran Bussman) Freer of Hamburg, NY, Cheryl (Tom Speck) Freer of North Tonawanda, NY, and Thomas (Linda) Freer of the City of Tonawanda; and several grandchildren and cousins.  

Family will be present on Wednesday, April 17, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), City of Tonawanda. Funeral service  will be held privately by the family. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery.  

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