GOWANDA - Diane V. Wilber, age 81, of Orchard Place, passed away Sunday Dec. 1, 2013 at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility where she had been for the past five days.
Born in Gowanda, August 15, 1932, the seventh of eight children born to Robert and Mabel (Charles-worth ) Vogtli.
Diane married Roger A. Wilber Oct. 24, 1953 in the Trinity United Church of Christ, Gowanda. Roger passed away on their 29th wedding anniversary, October 24, 1982. During the first 20 years of her marriage Diane was a stay at home mom.
Diane Vogtli Wilber
She began working for the Gowanda Central School District as a teacher's assistant back in 1971. She worked in this capacity at the elementary school until 1981. She then became secretary to the principal in the high school, a job she held until til her retirement in 1997.
Diane enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and friends, she volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels and looked forward to weekly breakfast with her school friends.
Survivors include six children, Jody Sluder of Salt Lake City Utah, Wendy (Fred) Marx of Amherst, Rhonda (Tim) Byrne of Gowanda, Robert (Sheri) Wilber of Meriden Conn, Thomas (Janell) Wilber of Gowanda and Kimberly (Al) Radominski of Hamburg. Grandchildren Robert and Bryan Schoos Megan Schoos-Sutton Cari Marx Dan, Nick and Nathan Wilber, Sara and Andy Sluder along with Haley and Grace Radominski six great grandchildren also survive. Diane is also survived by two sisters that were not only her sisters but her best friends, Marylou Vantino of Gowanda and Suzanne Golen-Bastedo of Collins and several nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Diane was preceded in death, besides her parents and husband, by four brothers, Joseph, Charles, Robert and Victor Vogtli; and a sister Ada Wallace.
Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716)-532-4200 from 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday where funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sue Hodges officiating. Interment in the Wilber family lot in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda. Memorials to the Collins Library or to the charity of one's choice