March 2, 1929 - December 22, 2020 Diane Heath Rosenberg passed away peacefully on December 22, 2020 with family at her side. Born March 3, 1929 in Evansville, IN, Diane was the middle child of Max Heath of Paris, TN and Mae MacNutt Heath of Mayfield, Kentucky. Settling in Southern California in 1942, Diane matriculated at Fairfax HS and Los Angeles City College. In 1963, Diane married Lou Rosenberg in Redondo Beach. Before settling in Palos Verdes in 1964, Diane pushed the limits of women in the workplace hitting man-made glass ceilings first at First National Bank in Seattle and then with TWA. She was a beautiful flight attendant traveling the world. Her many stories of passengers and the elegant days of flying are legendary. In the 50"s, she obtained her private pilots license often showing up to work by flying herself into LAX. Before being forced to leave due to pregnancy, Diane was a flight attendant supervisor at the Kansas City hub and LAX. At TWA, Diane met her lifelong friend Rosemary Kraft, who we sadly lost on December 17th. Rosemary and Diane volunteered later in life for TWA earning passes to travel. In their 60's, they would often jump on a flight to Paris together for a 3 day weekend. Many people in Palos Verdes would see her driving her white smart car with the license plate "Love to Fly." Diane took her role as mom and grandmother even further as she was a mainstay at Chadwick School from 1975-2012. Diane served as head of the parent association and as a Trustee of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation and school. During this time Diane was also the wedding director at The Wayfarers Chapel in Portuguese Bend. A voracious reader, she enjoyed historical novels but especially scientific treatises and magazines. She was a devotee of physics, space, and Richard Feynman. Loving history, Diane was an active proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her mind and independence were extraordinary and was sharp until her last moments. Her last 4 years were spent in the Sunrise Palos Verdes community. There she made new friends and shared her love of singing. There were many events that featured her gorgeous Alto voice. It was full circle for Diane; before marrying she had sung Ave Maria at many weddings in small and large cathedrals, her glorious voice booming. Being able to sing again for people was a highlight of her last years. Our family is incredibly grateful to the staff at Sunrise for their love, care and respect they gave our Mother. Known as "Nana" to her children and grandchildren, Diane was also the very beloved Aunt Diane to many nieces and nephews. She was a well-known Mom to Lynne and Mike's classmates, friends, fraternity brothers and The Trojan Knights. Once grandchildren entered her life, she became Nana to their classmates and friends. Nana loved so many and so many loved her. Diane is survived by her children, Lynne (Tom) and Michael (Pamela); and her precious grandchildren, Madeline, Harrison, Sarah, and Lauren. Services are pending. A virtual celebration of life will take place on December 29 at 1pm. Please contact the family for login information. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established in Diane's memory at Chadwick School to provide financial aid and support for girls in their pursuit of scientific studies. Chadwick School, 26800 S. Academy Dr, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90275
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Dec. 29, 2020.