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Diane O. Petrotta

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Diane O. Petrotta Obituary
Diane Olga Petrotta, 77, of Glendale, California passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 6, 2017 at American Orchards in Gilbert, Arizona. Diane was born on June 27, 1940 in San Gabriel, California to Anton and Olga (Marzec) Pejsa. Diane grew up in La Canada, California and attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. Diane married Donald Petrotta in 1962 in La Canada, California and were happily married for 55 years. She is survived by her husband, Donald "Don" Petrotta; daughters, Denise Kemper (Shane), Natalie Nelson & Dawn Vedral (Stephen) and grandchildren, Danielle Kemper, Paige Kemper, Orion Vedral, Sydney Nelson, Faurest Vedral, Jack Nelson, Jonah Vedral & Abigail Vedral. In addition, she is survived by her siblings Julie Pejsa & Anthony "Sonny" Pejsa (Ann) including nephews & nieces Leslie Gruettner (Jim), Miles Muelder (Lia), Brett Pejsa & Kerry Enderle (Jimmy) and cousins. Diane was always focused on taking care of her family. She was immersed in her grandchildrens' lives, not wanting to miss any of their sporting events, recitals, birthdays or graduations. She would travel far just to be there! She loved to travel, entertain friends & family in her home, go shopping (even if she didn't need anything), took care to enjoy her fishpond, hummingbirds & even wild birds, get together with her "poker girls" and hit the casino whenever possible. She always welcomed her daughter's friends into her home and was an influence to many growing up. She became obsessed with following the lives of family and friends on Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter, being the first to "like" a post! She will be loved & remembered for her beautiful smile, incredible strength and everlasting loyalty. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. The family will be welcoming friends and relatives in the Van de Kamp Hall for lunch, reminiscing and celebrating Diane's life. In lieu of flowers, a tribute donation may be made to Descanso Gardens at www.descansogardens.org/support-us/donate-now/ Please note name and address when contributing. Diane Petrotta C/O Don Petrotta 1150 Foothill Blvd, Suite I, La Canada, CA 91011.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 23, 2017 to Jan. 4, 2018
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