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Diana Healy Linton, 57, Buffalo News retail advertising manager

Sept. 26, 1959 – Aug. 22, 2017

Diana Healy Linton, retail advertising manager for The Buffalo News, died Tuesday after a battle with breast cancer. She was 57.

Born Diana L. Healy in Lockport, she was a graduate of Lockport High School. After attending Morrisville State College, she began working as a teller for Lockport Savings Bank, then joined the bank’s marketing department. She attended the National School of Banking and advanced to become the bank’s vice president of marketing.

In 1995, she was honored with the 40 Under 40 Award by Buffalo Business First.

Before joining The News 12 years ago, she was advertising director and acting controller for the Niagara Gazette.

A Buffalo resident for more than 30 years, she and her husband of 18 years, Bill, recently opened their own business, Linton’s Barber Shoppe, on Eggert Road in Amherst.

She was active in the Lockport Chamber of Commerce, the Kenan Center and other community and charitable organizations.

Known to friends as Dee Dee, she was a cat lover and a frequent traveler and particularly enjoyed Key West, Fla. She also was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and a season ticket holder for more than 25 years.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Elizabeth A. Healy; a brother, James Healy; three sisters, Susanne Burhans, Molly Conrad and Patricia Healy; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave.

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