Diana F. Newman, a retired Linde/L-Tec Corp. employee, died unexpectedly Friday in Overlook Hospital, Summit, N.J. She was 68.
A Niagara Falls native, she was employed at Linde/L-Tec Corp. for 20 years as a production supervisor and was the first woman carbon arc furnace operator prior to retiring five years ago.
An Avon representative for 28 years, she was in the company's Honor Society and Rose Circle for outstanding sales performance.
Survivors include her fiance, Tom Coless of Lewiston; a daughter, Taresa A. Chapman Nowak of Niagara Falls; a son, John Malaney Jr. of Watkins Glen; her father and stepmother, John and June Munzi, and a sister, Elaina Gula, all of Austin, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30. in St. John de LaSalle Church, 8469 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.