You are smiling down on so many of us who were so lucky to know you...You were a wonderful friend who loved life and lived it to the fullest. I will always remember standing near you at an Ohio State Am scoreboard, while someone complained to you about how difficult the course was set up...you listened, smiled, and said, "Grow up". You taught me a lot that day, and have forever touched my soul....May you rest in peace, dear friend...
I still think of Coach Schwab to this day. I don't think she ever realized what a positive impression she made on my life. We didn't always make it easy on her while she was at Oakwood, but she made us all feel like one big family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Carey and all the family of Diana,
My deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was a wonderful women with so many friends in the golf world. She was a friend for so many years of playing together in state tournaments and national tournaments. She always had a smile, a nice word for everyone and encouragement for all! She must have been a great teacher and coach!!
May the precious memories carry you through your extreme sadness you feel after losing Diana. I will always remember her.
I just learned of Diane's passing. My condolences go to the whole family.
Ms. Schwab was one of my gym teachers and we all loved her. My dad (deceased) played golf with her often. My prayers are with you all. Thanks for sharing her with us.
Coach Schwab left an imprint on the lives of many athletes. I was blessed to have played basketball and softball for her. My prayers are with her family members. Thanks for the memories Coach.
It is with great sadness that I write this note to Diana's family. We had the pleasure of having her in our home in Florida as she competed in the Doherty at Coral Ridge C.C. I had just heard from her as she wrote a note to me because I lost my husband Buzz suddenly on April 2nd. She sent that great picture of the 5 girls and Buzz. I was so pleased to receive it and so grateful for her kindness. She spoke often of her family especially Chelsea. She was so very proud of you all. Her golfing friends will miss her engaging smile and her sincere kindness towards others. I am happy to have known such a fine person. Taffy Brower
Mrs. Schwab was my softball coach in the late 70s at Fairmont West. She gave me a sense of self and work ethic that has lasted an entire lifetime.
I still remember the time Mrs. Schwab told me I was cut from the basketball team at Fairmont West. She didn't say "you really stink at basketball," although that was most certainly the case. She said, "have you ever thought about becoming a manager?" So tactful. She was great as a gym teacher and I could always tell when she was annoyed with me...she used my last name. For teaching moments, it was always the first name. Carey, I remember you from when you were hanging around with the basketball team as a 9 or 10-year old. I'm so sorry that this is the way we are reconnecting. All the best to you and your family. Fairmont West H.S., Class of '81
Carey, Mike, Chelsea, Lucky, and family,
It was my privilege to teach and coach with Diana beginning with the late 70's at Fairmont West and Fairmont. We had some outstanding softball and basketball teams, but more than the victories I remember the people and what fun we had together. Diana was a great coach, mentor, and friend.. In more recent years, we sometimes met at lunch with a group of retired teachers, and Diana never failed to talk about her family. I saw her and Chelsea at the girls state basketball tournament in Columbus and wish now that we had chatted longer. As I listened to the many wonderful remarks delivered by family and friends at her memorial service, it was apparent that she touched so very many lives in such a positive way. She was truly the embodiment of a life well lived.
We will all miss her but will never forget her legacy.
Carey, Chelsea and Family:
It is with great sadness that I read of your Mother's tragic passing. Many years ago I had the pleasure of working with Diana as she was an original member of the USGA Women's Regional Affairs Committee. She was a knowledgeable, willing participant and a delight to work with. Subsequently we once again worked together as a Golfweek rater. She spoke of you often and so loved her family that I felt as if I knew you. She was a proud parent, grandparent, dedicated volunteer, fierce competitor and good friend. The golfing community has certainly lost a gem. My prayers are with you all.
Past USGA Mgr. Women's Regional Affairs
My deepest condolences to the family.
To Diana's Family
Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Whenever she came to Ormond Beach, Fl to play in the golf tournament she always stopped by and we'd catch up on the news about our families, Fairborn, and my dear friend Justine. We will all miss her! May her beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace. God Bless
Diana was a gracious and caring person to everyone she met. There were no strangers in Diana's life. She packed more into life, than anyone I know. Her dog was named Lucky, not realizing how truly Lucky he was having her as his owner.
With deepsest sympathy from a former student that remembers her kind spirit and smile after many years. Find comfort in your memories and the laughter of your children. FNB
To Carey and family of Diana Schwab,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs.Schwab was my mentor.I use to babysit you, Carey when I went to Fairmont West.She pushed me to my potential.Love,Diana Mickle
Mrs. Schwab was my sophomore phys ed teacher at Fairmont East. She always seemed to have a smile on her face. Was saddened to hear of her death. She later was my nephew's golf coach. I never took up golf, but it was loved by many of my family members, including my Aunt Judy.
Cindy Jordan, Kettering, OH
Carey and Chelsea,
Your mom/grandmom was so proud of you both... I feel like I know you because of all the stories I heard on the course with her and volunteering with her. She will be so greatly missed in Dayton and beyond. With deepest sympathy,
I am saddened to learn of Diana's passing. I knew her through OSWIGA and looked forward to seeing her each year at our tournament. She was such a positive force and contributed so much to the game we love. She will be greatly missed.
You have my deepest sympathy.
Diana was a true golf legend and inspiration for women golfers. She was a very wonderful person who will be greatly missed. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know her. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to her family.
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Schwab's death. I attended both VB and Fairmont West and one of my strongest memories of Mrs. Schwab was all the field hockey games she and Mrs. Buck would referee (often in cold windy weather). We were so fortunate in Kettering to have such great women PE teachers and athletes. When Title 9 came to Kettering (I was in 9th grade), the women's teams did fantastic -- thanks to many great coaches, including Mrs. Schwab.
I was sorry to hear about the accident that claimed the life of Diana. I hadn't seen her in years but she was quite personable and a little larger than life. I first met her at an Ohio State coaching clinic where she introduced herself with the question-Okay boys what are we playing for and then she proceeded to put on her own golf clinic. She became greatly respected among the old boys club and I know she will be greatly missed by family and love ones but those like myself who only developed a relationship for one season each year will never forget her.
Carey your mom was such a wonderful person. She took me to Chicago to the Women's U.S. Open qualifier the first time I qualified for the open. I truly enjoyed my time on the links with your mom. You have my heart felt condolences. Take strength in knowing that her memory will live on in all the lives she touched. She played a big part in me reaching my dream of playing the LPGA Tour.
Marianne Morris- Middletown, Ohio
Dear Carey and Family,
We were truly shocked and saddened to hear of Diana's death. In our sixteen years in Dayton, I played against and with her in many tournaments. I will always remember our fun times together,her great smile and big heart. Having lost a mother also, I can tell you that she will always be with you and will continue to watch over you. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God Bless you.
Ann and Vic Gregory
Carey, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I wanted to let you know that as I became more involved in the various aspects of golf I had the opportunity to meet and watch your Mom in "her element". She loved golf and her dedication to the various aspects of the game was impressive. There was not a seminar or school that I attended that she was not there. Everybody in the area knew her and respected her.
To Carrie, Mike & Chelsea,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
To Diana's family, My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Diana was such a great role model for so many of us golfers, both young and older. She was always willing to take the time to teach you how to play better. She may not have been in the classroom any longer but the "teacher" in her was always present and we golfers learned so much from her. May you remember all the good times.
My sincere condolences to you in the loss of Diana. She umpired all of my field hockey games when I was at UD.My players babysat you at games when you were a toddler. Prayers to you all
I'm so sorry to hear about Diana. She was my 8th grade gym teacher at Van Buren. She made a lasting impact on my life. May she enjoy the great golf course in the sky.
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
The 8th floor is sending you our love and prayers.
Dear Carey & Family,
I was so saddened to hear about the tragic loss of your Mom, and wanted to send to you my heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time.
Justine, Kim and all of the family we send our deepest sympathy and love in your time of loss. Please know your family is in our hearts and prayers we love you. Ben, Cindy and Joshua Ashmore.
My deepest sympathy to Carey and the Schwab Family. Carey, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. May you and your family find comfort and strength in knowing that Mrs. Schwab was a wonderful person. The first time I met her I could see why you were such a beautiful and loving person. May God Bless you during this time of sorrow.
To Diana's family and friends, I would like to say "Thank you" for your continued support and love that was given to Diana. She was very lucky to be doing what she loved. Diana was one of the first people I meant when I went to Fairborn High School. She taught me to bowl the correct way and we spent time playing Putt-Putt golf, working on those putts. We celebrated when she got her driving liscense by playing tennis at the Fairborn YMCA. . Diana Reichert Schwab was a very special woman and I will miss my firend.
Diana Schwab was my softball coach at Fairmont West in the late 1970's. She was more than just a Coach she was someone that listened, encouraged you and was somoene you could just sit and laugh with. There are only two coaches in my time that truely made a difference in my life and Diana was one of them. My thoughts and prayers go out to Diana's family. Marianne (Moose)Ruse Graduate of Fairmont West 1980
Sorry to hear about your loss. My dad worked with Diana as she was a teen playing golf. I always heard about what a great golfer she was. My dad was Robert Sarkozy. I am sure that he was their to greet her along with her family as she entered into heaven. Karen Sarkozy Rhodes
Oh -- how I remember Mrs.Schwab as a basketball coach, teacher, etc. I met her several times after high school playing golf for the city championship against Alison Reifers and at my niece's state tournaments at Ohio State's course. She always remembered your name and facts about you.
Wow -- I can't believe how this has hit me. I actually live in Dublin, OH and drove by the accident. She was an INCREDIBLE coach, friend, etc. After posting this accident on my Facebook account (which I was notified of by other "Dragons," the response was unbelieveable. She was my basketball coach at Fairmont West -- and I continued to see her at the Muirfield Village Golf course (where I lived) playing golf with Alison Reifers, etc. I also saw her for several years recently while my niece, Megan Shroder, played at the high school state tournaments held at Ohio State's golf course. She always remembered me and smiled when she did that "remembering." What a classy lady and I am so glad that "LUCKY" continues to be in the family.
I was fortunate enough to work with Diana while I worked at the MVGA/DDWGA as well as enjoying a few rounds of golf with her. She was such a positive influence on golfers of all ages. She always had a great attitude. The golf community will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.
kNEW THE FAMILY FOR A LONG TIME, pLAYED CARDS WITH HER MOTHER AND GOLF WITH DIANA. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY.
She only knew me as a lowly Latin teacher but she always smiled as though I were Somebody when we met in the office at Fairmont West and Fairmont, many years ago now. Unforgettable. Sympathy to the family and to Lucky.
I reflect on how proud Justine is of Diana and how she always looked up to her. Through this tragedy Diana will watch over and guide you Justine along with all others whose life she touched. Don't think of her as gone but rather, just away. She's alive in all of our thoughts but for now may she rest in peace.
Diana was such a wonderful person. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Cathi Greebe Maumee, Ohio
My prayers are with the Schwab family as you grieve your loss. She was a fine competitor, teacher, coach and golf official. The golf community will miss Diana.
To Diana's family!! I' m so very sorry for your loss.She was my favorite teacher at my high school at Fairmont West!! She always had a positive attitude and a amazing smile . She will truly be missed from everybody!!
Our family to all her family . Matt,Beth and Todd Manifold send their sympathys to Carey, friends from Fairmont and Ken and Mary send their sympathys to the family thru OSU and Golf buddies!
TIME, time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, but for those who love, time is eternity. (Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933)
My deepest sympathy to Diana's family and friends.
God bless coach Schwab and family
Ohio golf lost a true Hall of Famer! She cared for ever junior that ever played the game. Diana, we will miss you!
R.I.P. Mrs.Schwab. U was a good gym teacher that I had in junior high. U will always be missed. My thoughts and prayers goes out to ur family and friends.
Our sympathy to Diana's family. From my early days playing golf in the State tournament she encouraged me. A great competitor, with a huge spirit and heart. We have great memories of sharing post round meals, swapping stories, and listening to her love of the game and love of family. She will be greatly missed but we are left we wonderful memories and her legacy lives on.
Lynn, Lois, Bob Thompson
When we moved to The Fairways seven months ago, Diana was one of the first to welcome us. She helped with every question and problem we had while we settled in to our new home. I will miss seeing her and Lucky on their walks through the neighborhood. She was truly an extraordinary and kind lady. May God comfort her family and friends in their loss.
Expressing our sympathy, we had some great times with your mom as a Golfweek rater and knowing that she was on her way to spend time with us at Trump National will make us wonder how a minute or two changes our destiny. It is so hard how a minute or two can change what we think we could have prevented, but your mom never questioned anything, if she missed a putt, she never said,let me take that over, she accepted the fact. She was strong-willed and her efforts were such, although she started the OWGA Tournament, everyone knew is was the Schwabie. I will regret that we will not be able to hear Diana say, "well I shot my age again." May her MEMORY BE ETERNAL
Diana was my gym teacher in junior high school. I just wanted to let you know that she had such a positive impact on my life and helped me through a difficult time. She will be greatly missed. God Bless
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother,wife,daughter,teacher, a truly great person. My prayers are with you... Erin Branigan Detrick
Everyone at FW will always have a place in our hearts for you. You will be greatly missed!
Diana will be missed for her devotion to all. Her passing will create a lapse that will be missed greatly. We all will have to pitch in to help replace her loss in all the facets of her life! I worked with Diana #1 as a member of the Ohio Valley Chapter of CAI (Community Association Institute)where she served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and # 2. President of her Condominium Association where she had solicited my help in reviewing the association's insurance program.
Sincere condolences to Diana's family. Her friends in the women's golfing community knew her as a true and loyal friend, fierce competitor, and enthusiastic supporter of doing your best at all times. We will miss her energy and dedication. She leaves behind an amazing legacy and was a great role model for those she taught!
Connie Shorb, Pennsylvania State Women's Golf Assoc.
To Diana's family I send my deepest sympathy. This is not only the family's loss of a mother, grandmother and friend but it is a tragic loss for the community. A gracious wonderful lady who touched the lives of many through athletics and community activities, especially golf, a game she loved. She was a great ambassador for women's golf and leaves a significant mark on the sport. God's gift to us was Diana. Concolences and prayers to the family.
My sympathies are with your family. I knew Diana when I was teaching at Van Buren Jr. High/Middle School. I happened to be in the Dayton area when the accident occurred (I live in Florida), and I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. She was a fabulous competitor in golf and I always enjoyed playing with and against her in many national competitions. Her lively manner, huge smile and tremendous spirit will be missed.
Our sincerest sympathy to Diana's family. She was an influence in all our lives with her dedication to women's golf. She will be missed by all.
Community Women's Golf Association
Diana was a great role model for high school golfers. Her gifts as a Ohsaa starter always made me smile.
I am so sad to hear about the loss of a friend. I've known Diana since she was Diana Reichert and first starting to teach at Fairmont East. I was lucky enough to have her as a tennis coach...and a friend. She used to come over to my house and we played a lot of tennis together. She even let me beat her occasionally. Such wonderful memories from my high school sports years at Fairmont East. I will never forget such a talented athlete and friend.. I know she is swinging that golf club on the nicest greens ever. She will be missed so much! I will always be inspired by such a wonderful person. It was an honor to know her. My deepest sympathy to Carey and Chelsea and the rest of her family. Even as we mourn, we can remember the good times, be comforted by the love, and celebrate a life well-lived. So sorry for your loss!
My prayers to you......
Sherry "Klitch" Baker
Fairmont East (Class of '67)
I knew Diana at OSU...we were PE students together. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who loved Diana.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, in this incredibly difficult time. I have known Diana for the past 10 years, and I can say that she loved you all dearly, talking of you often.
Diana was one of the nicest ladies you ever wanted to meet and she never knew a stranger. She showed great passion and professionalism to everything she was involved in. I will miss our daily conversations about golf, life and family.
To Jan & Justine,
Our sympathies to you both and all your family.
Leila Morrow Oliver & Judy Morrow Wells
Diana affected so many lives, including ours. She will be dearly missed.
Diana was a tenacious competitor and a pillar of enforcing USGA rules, even if calling one on herself. She'll be missed at the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship.
I am so sorry for you loss. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you,chelsey and Mike. I wish I could say some thing that would ease your pain but I can't but time will. What I can tell you is how proud both your mom and dad were of you and your family. How much they enjoyed their visits with you and how special you, Chelsey and Mike were to them. They always talked about you and you could see the joy and love in their face as they spoke. I am so saddened by your moms death but hope you can take comfort from the fact that she was heading out to do what she loved to do. Neither your mother or my father would have wanted to linger and be forced to give up the game that was their passion. With all my love Mary
I played basketball and golf under Coach Schwab from 1972-1976 and was privileged to see her at the alumni game this year. She was a wonderful mentor and leader. So sorry for your loss.
It is with great respect that I say "Thank You" to Diana for her, her life, her interest in others. She was always willing to offer a helping hand. I was fortunate to learn from her as a member of her golf course rating team. My sympathy to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.
I had Diana Schwab back in the 80's, she was my gym teacher at Fairmont West High School.
I have to say that she that she made the biggest impact on me, and I know I am not the only one that felt that way.
RIP Diana Schwab! May God Be With Your Family!
My prayers and thoughts are with Diana's family and friends during this time of your loss. Diana and I were friends during junior high and high school in Fairborn...I will always remember her smile and her gusto for life in all she did. We had a recent laugh recalling our friendships, after I sent her a picture of a group of 6 of us at a "slumber party" in 1956! She brought joy and light into our lives.
Diana was my High School Coach and teacher at Fairmont West from 1976 to 1978. Three years for two sports but a positive impact for a lifetime.
My prayers are with your family. You were a great teacher and person.
As a gym student at Fairmont West, Diana Schwab made me feel athletic (even though I really wasn't!) She was always encouraging and positive in her classes. She will be missed.
It was with great pride to tee it up with Diana. She made all who played with her a better golfer. I'll hear her encouraging words everytime I play. Rest in peace my friend.
Coach Schwab was a wonderful , loving and caring lady. She had a great impact on me in high school. She was my Basketball, softball and one year field hockey coach. She will be greatly missed. Mary Zink Ciani. Fairmont West High School , class of 1976. R.I.P Diana Schwab
I had the great pleasure of knowing Diana through DDWGA. What a wonderful person she was and will be missed. Prayers to her family.
I met Diane at the State golf tournaments. My friend Loraine and i had the opportunity to have breakfast with her for 2 days. She was a powerful woman, great teacher and golfer. I am so sorry for your loss, she will truly missed in the golf world.
Dear Diana and family,
I have shared many laughs over the many years of golf and will never forget your smile. You will be truly missed. This is such a tragedy, and we will always remember you.
I am saddened by your loss. I knew Diana as a tournament manager for the SWDAB. We emailed often and she was always so kind and cheerful. She always talked about her travels, golf, and my grandchldren. I consider her a dear friend and will miss her dearly....
I knew Diana from the golf world, but obviously how she spent her life - and the zeal and love for family, friends, neighbors was just as intense and truly wonderful. Her accomplishments are many, her skills were awesome, but how she treated folks will be what is remembered quite fondly and with great admiration. The golf world lost a true champion and her family and friends - the light of their lives. Diana - you touched so many - thank you! God bless the family and comfort each one of you. Take care of each other - that is what Diana would want (and expect).
Jane Belt (Columbus, Ohio)
I had so much respect for Diana, both professionally and personally. She will be missed tremendously,..She left a legacy that few will forget.
Such a legend on the golf course. My prayers are with her family and friends.
As a coach at Fairmont West, Mrs. Schwab always made everyone feel important She always encouraged, she always inspired, and she always accepted people for who they were. She was a very special lady. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
It has been a long time that I have seen you and your family and am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and i spent some time at the green country club when we were teenagers, i would swim and you would practice making your game better! What I do remember of her is that she was a fantastic lady that loved the game of golf... Hugs and prayers....
Enjoyed knowing Diana and playing golf with Tim and Diana. Our years at Greene Country Club were great times. Am saddened by this tragedy.
Jim Cornelius, Springfield, OH
Such a tragic loss of a vibrant woman who impacted our community by contributing her time and talents to so many. When we first met Diana in our condo development she inquired about our son (a golfer) and was so interested in his aspiring desire to compete in professional golf. She offered nothing but kind encouraging words and for the last 7 years has always remembered to ask about him. When he completed his MBA she even offered up your name Carey for possible employment. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for a woman who went out of her way to make us feel welcomed. We feel blessed to have known her
Diana helped sponsor us into Greene Country Club, a place we love. She was also my high school phys ed teacher, a compassionate yet demanding teacher, a tenacious competitor on the golf course and a tireless supporter of getting girls into the game of golf. She leaves us with so much given to our community. Our deepest sympathies and sincere hope that cherished memories will help to ease the pain you feel. She will always live in our hearts.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom (grandmother) was a special lady. Such a hard worker and always a smile on her face. It was a privilege to work with both of you at The Container Store and she will not be forgotten.
I enjoyed Diana company and playing golf with her. She will truly be missed but will remember her jokes and positive attitude
We had the privelge of being Diana's neighbor for 7 years at The Fairways. She had a presence larger than life and we were lucky to enjoy her kindness and company. You'll be missed Diana. Ryan and John
Remembering Mrs. Schwab fondly as a great teacher and coach. I am so sorry for your loss.
I had the pleasure of playing basketball for Mrs. Schwab for 3 years. She was a great coach and an even better person. I am truly saddened by the tragic events. Carey, I remember you from when you were just a young girl hanging out with her at basketball practice. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed.
So very saddened to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every member of Diana's family. Our parents were good friends. A big hug to Justine.
Mike, Carey and Chelsea Ker,
I am very sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. All of us in NF-Finance Operations are thinking about your family, and our prayers are with you.
Danial Amodeo, Nationwide
Thanks Di....Your passion for our game inspired generations. Our Golf Community is so much better because you where in it.
Carey, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that the MMH Family sends you well wishes and prayers!
While I do not have the privilege of having known Mrs. Schwab, I have the pleasure of working for her son-in-law. My deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time of grief, Mike.
My deepest condolences to the Schwab family. I knew Diana through golf and competed against her many times. She was the epitome of class on and off the golf course. She was a gracious woman and will be greatly missed by all golfers who had the opportunity to play with her. My prayers are with you at this time.
I was so lucky to have known such a wonderful lady! Rest in peace and I hope they have a golf course in Heaven ;)
I am still in shock over the tragic loss of Diana. I am going to miss seeing her every morning on the golf course walking Lucky and chatting with her about golf. Diana was such a great person and had a very positive impact on my life. When I last saw Diana on Tuesday afternoon she was doing what she loved the most, playing golf. Sincere condolences to all of her loved ones. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Schwab family, and, a big hug to Justine. Love, Jill & Dave Winn
What a wonderful gym teacher Mrs. Schwab was, I still remember her voice and always striving for everyone to be their best!! God bless her and prayers for her family!
I had the privilege of working with Diana at The Container Store. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones. Diana will truly be missed.
I was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Schwab as a gym teacher at Van Buren and friend outside of school since she played Golf with my Grandmother Rosemary Shisler. Now they're together again playing on the best course around! S.I.P. Mrs Schwab
I had the privilege of being a neighbor and friend of Diana's here at The Fairways where she was our president. She was immensely popular and the best overseer of our condos. She was out inspecting all of our condos immediately when we had an incident. She always got things done. I will miss Diana and her much loved dog, Lucky.
Diana will forever be one of the Dayton area golf legends but she was also a wonderful person. We got to really know her playing golf together at Beavercreek Golf Club. What a loss for golf, her friends and especially her family. Our sympathy to her daughter and family. She was so proud of you all and like every grandmother had a special place for Chelsea.
Mrs. Schwab was a perfect example of what a teacher should be. It was with a heavy heart that the news was read by those of us who were fortunate enough to have her as a teacher (and coach) at Van Buren and Fairmont West in the 70's. They say only the good die young and that's certainly the case here. My thoughts and blessings to the family.
Diana was my friend and secretary of the Ohio Valley Chaper of CAI. I will miss Diana, she was compassionate and caring to everyone. What a great Lady to have been friends with!
I will never forget 3-putting the 18th hole at the Outside course to miss qualifying for districts by one shot after leading at the turn. Mrs. Schwab took me aside and said "James, there are more important things in life than a round of golf at Weatherwax." I never got to say thanks for that moment. Thanks Coach. You were so right.
I too met Diana through Ohio Valley Chapter of Community Association Institute and was looking forward to having a golf chat with her at an upcoming event. It is evident through her career, family, hobbies and Community dedication what a great individual she truly was and will be very missed by everyone she touched.
She was the best golf teacher/mentor, so patient and giving. I am so greatful that she asked me to go with her this year to the practice round at the Master's, we had a wonderful time!
To the family and friends of Diana,so sorry for your loss! May the good Lord bless the family at this time.I met Diana at a bowling exhibition in the late 70,s,she was a excellent bowler also.I would say that Diana was a true natural in any sport.This lady will be truely missed by all who knew her! May Diana rest in peace!
I had the pleasure of working with Diana on the board of the Ohio Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute. She was passionate about her community and a true force of nature.
God bless coach Schwab and family
Our family loves to go for walks with our dog and we'd always see Diana out with her sweet and fluffy Lucky. Our son loved playing with his furry tail and Diana would be so nice to us as we'd chat around the neighborhood. We will miss seeing her and Lucky out and about and send our deepest condolences to your family!
So very sorry for your loss, Carey. You are in our thoughts here at Morehouse Medical Plaza.
I had the pleasure of working with Diana during DDWGA events and clinics as I completed an internship with the MVGA last Summer and Fall. Her passion for the game of golf and her enthusiasm for all that she did was contagious. Diana, you will be greatly missed.
The golfing world lost a wonderful person on Tuesday. Diana was a great golfer, teacher, coach, athlete and friend. She loved competition and fair play. She was so active in all aspects of golf: running tournaments and clinics, competing locally, statewide and nationally, rating golf courses and volunteering with the USGA. Diana was a wife, a mother and grandmother, too. She did it all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Diana touched our lives in so many wonderful ways. She is gone but will never be forgotten!
Mrs. Schwab, you will be missed! I was a student of Mrs. Schwab's at Van Buren in the early 90s. She was such a supportive, friendly, fair, and encouraging woman!
Mrs. Schwab you inspired me to be a better coach myself, even though we were involved in different sports. Thank-you for inspiring so many people in our community! Thank-you for sharing your gifts.
Love & Light to you and your family!
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Diana Schwab. I did not personally know her, but know her son and law and I cannot express how saddened I was to hear of this news. She sounds like a fantastic woman that touched many lives! I am very sorry for your loss!
I always enjoyed Diana. She was so full of life and always had a very positive attitude. I was privileged to play golf with her many times and admired her game immensely. We will miss her so much.
My prayers and thoughts are you and your family during this difficult time in your life.
Coach was a great teacher and awesome coach at Fairmont West High School. She will be missed. God bless her soul, and my sympathies to her family.
Sending much love, light, healing & comfort to all the family. I am a former work colleague & friend of Justine & altho i did not know Diana personally, I am familiar with the stories of her good works, great golfing legends & of just how much she is loved & adored by Justine & the family. My heart is with you all as you transition through this difficult time.
All Love & Blessings :>(di
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Schwab I can tell by the readings that she must have been a wonderful lady. I work with her son-in-law and he always spoke of her with such love and admiration. Mike-my thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Caring and compassionate are two words that come to mind when I think of Mrs. Schwab. She was an enthusiastic educator who was always encouraging. It is ironic that Coach Schwab tragically passed away during Teacher Appreciation Week, but I truly do appreciate all her efforts on my behalf. I feel very blessed, indeed, for having known Mrs. Schwab. God bless.
Diana, you were a first class lady and will be truly missed at The Fairways condos. You were a good friend, neighbor and
Super president of The Fairways.
Many prayers go out to your family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
My deepest sympathies go out to Mrs. Schwab's family. I had the peasure of knowing her and she was a very inspirational, energetic and happy person. I feel honored having known her. My heart goes out to her family for their loss. May she R.I.P God Bless.
I was fortunate enough that my path through life intersected with Mr and Mrs Schwab. While living for 18 months in Beavercreek while opening Logan's Roadhouse, I was blessed with meeting the Schwabs while on the golf course. Our friendship grew through time, as did my respect for the pair. I will truly miss Diana, but am blessed that I got the honor of meeting and spending time with her. Rest in peace Diana. May you finally be with Tim again! All my love for those grieving.
Diana was a gym teacher, a mentor, a life coach, a mother figure & a friend to me...my heart breaks today along w/ so many other hearts but I am forever grateful for the life lessons she taught me & the opportunity she gave to me w/ the DDWGA and the USGA....if it weren't for her I wouldn't have such amazing opportunities & met such wonderful people...this is tragic but what an amazing woman & an incredible spirit!!!!
Thank you all for these wonderful thoughts and memories. They help lighten our heavy hearts.
Mike Ker (Diana's son-in-law)
I think most people can recall a handful of people who had a positive influence on their lives. Mrs schwab was one of these persons in mine. I played for her at Fairmont from 85-87. I can still remember how much fun we would have the 2 weeks before school started she would take us to all the golf courses we would play that season.
I had the pleasure of playing golf at Greene CC with Ms. Schwab many times as kid back in the 80's. Always a very nice lady. I'm sorry for her family's loss.
To the dear family of Mrs. Schwab,
My daughter attended a youth golf camp in Beavercreek and was so thrilled to learn from a beautiful woman. She made it a point to get to know the young campers and give them encouragement not only for the lessons of golf but in life as well. May God bless her and the family.
A Legend to be remembered,and a dear friend and coach forever!
Diana was such a huge part of the Dayton golf scene. My mom respected her highly and how she elevated women's golf via her efforts like the DDWGA.
My heart goes out to her family. I used to bowl and play golf with her when we were younger. What a talented athlete she was always enjoyed the competition.
Prayers for The family. Diane leaves a great legacy. FHS Class of 1950
Mrs Schwab was a favorite teacher of mine. She was always there to help me with any problem. God blessed many of us with being her students. Rest in Peace. She will never be forgotten! Fairmont West Dragons 1974
My sympathy to Diana's family. I did not have her at Fairmont East but knew her from my activities. She leaves behind a great legacy. We followed her career.
A great coach, lady, educator and friend.
Whether you were on her high school golf team or one of the others, Diana Schwab treated you as one of her own. Class all the way and a great ambassador.
Diana's passion for golf was only second to her passion for teaching golf. She is a treasure that is truly missed.
My deepest sympathies go out to Diana's family and the other friends she leaves behind. She lived her life with the same intensity with which she played golf. I am proud to have been a friend and competitor.
I had Mrs. Schwab in gym class many years ago, too. She was a very dedicated teacher who cared for her students. My heart goes out to each family member. May God give you strength and peace as you mourn your loss.
There aren't enough words to expression Diana's contributions and commitment to the golf community. Her passion for people and the sport always evident on and off the golf course. Her bright smile, pony tail, and hardy laugh could always be found on the golf course playing, coaching, starting at the first tee, acting a rules official or just enjoying those around her. She will be missed.
Thank you Mrs. Schwab for always asking "how I was doing" when you would see me in the Fairmont West gym in 1975. I think you knew I was having some problems at home, and I think you really cared. You will be missed...
Was a great teacher of the game of golf . She has always been a big supporter of me over the years during my playing and coaching days. Her passion for the game was contagious! I will always cherish our friendship. God bless.
It was truly a pleasure knowing and playing golf with Diana. I truly learned alot about golf and life from her. Your patience and kindness was always appreciated. You will be greatly missed, Diana. We weren't ready for this to happen. I guess God needed a great golfer in heaven. Love and miss you. Sandee
I had Mrs. Schwab in gym class many years ago and remember her like it was just yesterday! :) I can still see her shaking her head at me in disbelief. I wasn't exactly the most coordinated person! LOL Thanks for the memories Mrs. Schwab. Rest in peace.
rest in peace in God's care