DIANE LEE (JOHNSTON) BEATTY
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BEATTY DIANE LEE (JOHNSTON)
Age 61, of Scott Twp., on Thursday, October 8, 2015, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Diane was a strong, passionate teacher all her life touching many people along the way. She is survived by her son, Michael (Stefanie) Spolter; her daughter, Jill (Alex) McClung; and son, Aaron Beatty; also survived by her sweet and only granddaughter, Kendra Spolter; her siblings, Karen (Chris) Jarrett, Billy Lee Johnston and Beverly Baker. No visitation. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11 a.m. in Carnegie United Methodist Church, Washington Ave., Carnegie. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the church. Arrangements by HENNEY, BRADWELL & NIRELLA FUNERAL HOME.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 9, 2015.
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October 9, 2019
When someone like Diane passes it leaves an empty space in our hearts. Diane was so loving and giving, always thinking about other, she was a very special person. I think about her often and I am very grateful I had the opportunity to know her and be her friend! Love you Diane!!!!!!
Debbie Firebaugh
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October 30, 2015
I just found out about Diane. I met her through business but she became more of a friend. She was always smiling, always happy. My condolences to her family. I'll miss Diane. So sad.
Scott Copeland
October 29, 2015
It is a unique awareness when someone like Diane remains on my mind. Again this morning as I see another sunrise and lament on her greatness a time of her compassion and ability to help out fell into my thoughts. In January 1988 the Ashland Oil spill on the three rivers affected wildlife and I asked her for help. Diane borrowed a truck belonging to Reverend Ken Rippen and collected blankets sheets lumber and dawn dishwashing liquid. Her generosity assisted in the rescue of ducks geese and cormorants just name a few. This led to the eventual release of beautiful birds of flight back into the wild as I think of their flight towards the sky I smile and think again of Diane and her blessings to all...
Doug
October 15, 2015
My condolences to the Beatty Family and Diane's second family at Allegheny County 911. I knew Diane from her tireless work with the APCO Institute, selflessly giving of herself to train the current and next generation of public safety communications professionals. Diane would provide anything that was asked of her if she had it. She will be deeply missed amongst not only the above mentioned families but as a key part of our APCO adjunct instructor family. Diane was a great teacher and gifted curriculum builder. It was her drive to elevate public safety communications to the highest possible professional level and she did so at every opportunity. She was a passionate, organized, kind member of our team. I regret not having the chance to see Diane in recent years. The memories and legacy of her completed work will have to carry us. God speed, Diane. Taken way too early.
Tracy Ertl
October 13, 2015
To the Beatty Family,
Diane was a special
person and had a gift
to enrich other lives in the emergency field. She had a passion to teach others to save lives. I was honored to work with her on a weekly basis for 7 years when I worked at the 9-1-1 center. Although we had not spoken in a while I would always think of her. Diane was never afraid to speak her mind even though she knew others wouldn't agree with her. She was a gem. I still her her laugh and see her smile every once in awhile in my mind. May she rest in peace. Norma Pioth
With Sympathy,
Norma Pioth
October 13, 2015
Diane was such a great person and mentor to so many at the Allegheny County 9-1-1 Center. She had a heart of gold. I am glad I had got to know her and work with her directly for over 7 years while I worked at the center. She wasn't afraid to speak for what she felt was right even though many would disagree with her. I can still see her smile and hear her laugh when I think of her. May God keep you in his tender care and watch over the family that are still here.
With Sympathy,
Norma Pioth
October 12, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Diane's family and friends. Although I didn't get to work with her long at ACES, I'm happy I got to know her. She was a great woman and I knew I could always go to her for any concern.
Katie Mehrenberg
October 10, 2015
Cathy Mikus
October 10, 2015
From the Scott Township Communications Center, to the Southwest 911 Communication Center, to the Allegheny County 911 Center Diane was always a professional who always cared for the persons she worked with. I will always remember and appreciated your input during the times spent elevating from one communication center to the next level. My condolences to the family, rest in peace.

Russ McLeod
Retired Police Chief
Russell McLeod
October 10, 2015
Jill and Family....May God be with you all in your time of need....Your mother was one of a kind....a true professional and true friend....Take comfort in knowing all her pain is gone....God bless you all
Jerry Echard
October 10, 2015
Donna Duncan
October 10, 2015
Diane,From the time I was hired at ACES, you were always in my corner. You supported and encouraged me all the time. You showed genuine concern not just about work place issues, but also about personal issues. You were a mentor and a friend who's spirit will always be with me. Rest with God.
Melissa Becker
October 10, 2015
Diane was a wonderful person and was loved dearly. A year and a half ago I got married and when our cake fell she helped my husband pick up the pieces. We laughed about it later and I am so happy she was there. Stan and I give our sincere condolences for the family and Bev and her family. We were truly blessed to have known her.
Debbie & Stan Firebaugh
October 10, 2015
To the Family, Thoughts and prayers.She will be misted by all. Frank Salerno Sr
October 10, 2015
Diane, thank you for always believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself. You were always there whenever any one of us needed you. I will continue to teach and carry on your legacy, passing on all the things you taught me. I will miss you calling me your Sunshine...until we meet again. Rest with God.
Kristin Kinger
October 10, 2015
Beatty Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, your mother was the type of person you could go to with anything and she always gave you the piece of mind that you needed. She was a caring person that was there for all of us at 911 one time or another. She was there for me during a difficult time and she believed in me when I first started at 911. May she rest in peace and watch over all of us
Colleen Steedley
October 10, 2015
Diane...I'm definitely going to miss you. Thank you for all the hard work and confidence you had in me even when not a lot of others did. God bless you and your family
Jackie Borkowski
October 10, 2015
Rest In Peace my condolences to the family.
Ramona Satchell
October 9, 2015
Dearest Diane,

My daughter's second mom. May you go to your eternal reward in peace and free from pain.
Jean Carroll
October 9, 2015
Dearest Jill
Mary Ann Pucci
October 9, 2015
Diane, thank you for being the constant voice of encouragement whenever I thought all was lost. Thank you for being our constant professional and life teacher. There were many days I came into your office in tears and left with a much lighter heart and much-needed advice on how to conquer my obstacles and fears. You were such an integral part of so many lives and you will be greatly missed.
Leah Laepple
October 9, 2015
Peace, Love & Joy
My dearest and longtime friend/sister,
Wherever you were, I was. We shared so many wonderful times the memories will be in my heart forever. I am at a loss for words just now, but know I will be with the 3 kids forever in my lifetime, as we always promised each other we would if this time came. God has provided for us as He promised and I know He took you by His hand and led you home with your mom. Be still and know that I am God. Keep smiling, I am at peace knowing you are at peace. I love you very much. Rest now. XXOO Bev
Bev Baker
October 9, 2015
Beverly Baker
October 9, 2015
Oklahoma Mountains Sunrise
Doug
October 9, 2015
Oklahoma Sunrise
Every dawn I will look east to the mountains and see our glory. Diane you led me to the place where the sight of Jesus is forever present. From your faith many have grown to know that love and mercy through the spirit God provides then resides.

May the spirit continue to bless and keep your family and friends and ease the pain of loss. We will continue in your footsteps until the time we hold your hand again. So it shall be said our lord.
Doug France
October 9, 2015
Mary Jo Marinacci
October 9, 2015
To all of Diane's family,
You have my very deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Diane. I have got to know and love Diane the past 32 years through Bev, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. She was a selfless, loving, and strong woman who loved her family unconditionally, and who was a friend to many. She will truly be missed, and although she could not win this last battle, she will forever be remembered as a strong, independent and loving woman. She will always be her children's guardian angel, and is now out of pain and sleeping with the angels. Farewell, sweet Diane..
Rest in Peace,
Mary Jo ("MJ")
Mary Jo Marinacci
October 9, 2015
Talimina Trails Sunrise
Doug France
October 9, 2015
Truly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family.
October 9, 2015
Aunt Diane you will be missed, I am very sad hearing about your passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Jill, Aaron and the rest of your families.
Mike Beatty
October 9, 2015
My condolence to the whole family. Diane will be truly missed. If I ever needed someone to talk to I could always go to her. I have to thank her for her love and patience for me and my children which she use to do child care for. May she now rest in peace. I remember her coming to me when my son passed I am sure he was there to greet her. Love for all of the family.
Donna Turnbull
October 9, 2015
My second mother, I love you and you will always be in my heart and soul. You are truly a beautiful soul.
Cindi Baker
October 9, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was a great person and inspiration. Through our years of teaching together and working with her, I saw the compassion she had for others but never realized how deep her passion was until this week.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Hanna-Wiles
October 9, 2015
Dear Mike & Stephanie,
Loss of a parent,particularly a Mom to a son, is devastating. The pain will eventually ease, but the memories remain.
Diane was a wonderful person, always kind to all. Please know that you have our sincere condolences.
Mary & Lou Coles
October 9, 2015
Michael and Jill, On behalf of my family, I want to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. I will always remember our days as children, growing up in the Terrace. She touched more lives than she ever knew, and will be missed by so many. Jack, Pat, Meagan and Brandy Bickell
Jack Bickell
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