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DIAKUN, Gertrud, PhD (Knopp)

DIAKUN, Gertrud, PhD (Knopp)

DIAKUN - Gertrud, PhD (nee Knopp) February 12, 2017. Gertrud was called home to our Lord on February 12, 2017. She was born July 17, 1930 in Sankt Goar, Germany. She married Andrew Diakun in 1956 and together they had four children. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last October. She earned a PhD in German Literature from the University at Buffalo in 1983. A devout Catholic, she supported many charities. She will be remembered for her passion for life, love and knowledge of history, and joyful devotion to family. Gertrud was the beloved wife of Andrew Diakun; loving mother of Thomas (Dale) Diakun of Buffalo, NY, Natalia (Max) Dyga of Grand Rapids, MI, Mark (Shelley) Diakun of Dallas, Texas, and Karen (David) Brandon of Washington, DC; mother-in-law of Kate (Jim) Olson of Buffalo, NY; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Anna, and the late Andrew Diakun, Christopher, Nicholas, and Stefanie Dyga, Emily, Andrew, Brian, and Audrey Diakun, and Rachel Brandon; step-grandmother to Ashley (Caitlin) Howe and Stephen Crane; devoted daughter of the late Eduard and Martha (Wolle) Knopp; sister of the late Franz Knopp, late Maria Borg, Brigitte Komocki, Bertchen Schega, late Werner Knopp, Agnes Pilot, and Hermann Knopp; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Wednesday, February 15, from 4-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS
FUNERAL HOME, at 1671 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY. A Panakhyda
ceremony will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian
Burial on Thursday, February 16 at 9:15 AM at St. Gregory the Great Church at 200 St. Gregory Court in Williamsville. Burial to be at St. Matthews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church Foundation or the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Online
condolences may be offered at
www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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