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EMERYVILLE, CA: Dianne Eastman, 78, of Emeryville, California, died October 27, 2013 at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California. She was born in Marion, Ohio on October 25, 1935 the youngest child and only daughter of Earnest A. Eastman and Kathrine T. (Ritchie) Eastman.
A 1953 Graduate of Harding High School in Marion she attended the Ohio State University of Medicine where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Cytology.
By 1967 she had relocated to Berkeley, California and served as Chief Executive Officer for several Medical device and research Corporations. She was an inventor of numerous Ostomy Products and was the founder of Cymed and Eastman Medical.
She was proceeded in death by her father (1974), mother (1967), brother, David Duane Eastman (1946) and sister-in-law, Norma (Dyer) Eastman (2011).
Brother, Bruce Eastman of Claridon survives; along with her nieces and nephews, Vincent Eastman, Scott (Mark) Eastman, Brian (Susan) Eastman and Dr. Amy Eastman; great nephews and nieces are Rick (Amy) Eastman and sons, Skyler and Adain, Katie and Andria Eastman and Zakary (Beth) and Emily Morvay.
Her cremations will be placed in Claridon Cemetery. A private family celebration of her life will be at a future date.
Published in the Marion Star on Nov. 26, 2013