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DIAKUN, Andrew Thomas

DIAKUN - Andrew Thomas December 6, 2016; Andy was unexpectedly called home to his Heavenly Father on December 6, 2016, at the age of 25, beloved son of Kate and James Olson and Thomas and Dale Diakun; beloved godson of Peter and Jo Ann Adams; caring and goofy brother of Jennifer and Anna Diakun, and step-brother of Sam (Jenn) Olson, George (Stephanie) Olson, Madeline Olson, Isabel (Valdora Estridge) Olson, Ashley (Caitlin) Howe and Stephen Crane; loving grandson of Andrew and Gertrud Diakun and the late George (late Helen) Rittenhouse and the late Marilyn Rittenhouse (nee LaRock); cherished boyfriend of Karen Straub; best friend of Lily the black lab; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. The great sadness of his countless friends and family is a testament to his sense of humor, kind heart, and outgoing personality. He will be deeply missed. The family will be present Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins Rd.), where a Panachyda Service will be offered at 7:30 PM. Family and friends are invited to assemble Friday at 8:45 AM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville for a Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Touching Bases Softball League of Erie County ( Share condolences online at

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