FORTY FORT — Diane Wanyo, 61, a resident of Forty Fort, passed away on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Her loving husband is Edward M. Wanyo. Together, Ed and Diane celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on April 12.
Born on June 8, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, Diane was a daughter of the late James P. Shedlarski Sr. and Lucy (Kultys) Shedlarski. Raised in Forty Fort, Diane was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, class of 1971.
Diane was employed as a secretary for C.W. Schultz and Son, Wilkes-Barre. In her earlier years, she was employed by Connolly's Self Storage, Edwardsville.
A woman of faith, Diane was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.
Diane absolutely loved to vacation with her family and friends, especially to various beaches. She also loved getting together with her friends every Thursday for "Girls Night."
Family was the most important part of Diane's life. She truly treasured every moment she had with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her beautiful presence will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but her spirit of love will continue to live on in the hearts of her loved ones.
In addition to her husband, Edward, Diane is survived by her children, Eric Wanyo and his wife, Heather, Mountain Top, and Lindsey Maiolatesi and her husband, Tino, Greenfield Township; her grandchildren, Carter and McKenzie Wanyo and Morgan Maiolatesi; her sister, Joan Lewis, Orillia, Ontario, Canada; her brothers, Frank Shedlarski and his wife, Marian, Dallas, and James Shedlarski Jr. and his wife, Dawn, Forty Fort; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Diane's visitation which will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay, family friend, officiating. Those who will be attending the memorial Mass are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church, as there will be no procession from the funeral home.
For additional information or to send the Wanyo family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane's memory to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.