Diane Marie Peduto, 70, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away suddenly and peacefully on July 3, 2022. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 10, 1952, Diane was the daughter of the late Donald and Erminia (Cincola) Peduto.
Diane graduated from Chartiers Valley High School in 1970, and then worked to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She continued her education at University of Pittsburgh and obtained her Master’s Degree in Information Science. After graduating, Diane began her extremely successful career working for several large companies including Unisys, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer which enabled her to travel to amazing places including France, Greece, and Alaska. Diane ended her career as a Client Service Manager for BAYADA Hospice, where she retired in 2018. Outside of work, Diane spent countless hours volunteering for Phoenixville Area Community Services ("PACS"), The Community Coalition, Life Transforming Ministries (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and BAYADA Hospice.
When Diane was not working or volunteering, she loved spending her time crafting, exploring nature, and being in the “theatre world” where she participated and attended many plays over the years. Diane was the definition of a “people person,” and loved dinner parties and game nights, celebrating and cooking ‘The Feast of the Seven Fishes’ on Christmas Eve, attending book clubs, and traveling to the hot and sandy beach to be with her friends and family (even though she hated it!).
Throughout her life, those who loved Diane thought of her as a progressive woman. They were proud of her career, life choices, and resilience. Diane was a selfless woman who always put the needs of others before her own and had a fabulous sense of humor that put a smile on everyone’s face. She will be deeply missed by not only her precious daughter, Marissa, but by all who were blessed to know her.
Diane is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Marissa Peduto, fiancée of Austin Bashline; her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy & Bernie Peduto; and her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth (Peduto) & Ronnie Marshall. In addition to her parents, Diane is predeceased by her twin brother, Donald Peduto.
A Celebration of Life will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Philander Chase Knox Estate, located at 151 Library Ln., Malvern, PA 19355.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s memory to Phoenixville Area Community Services at https://www.pacsphx.org/ or The Community Coalition at https://thecommunitycoalition.org/.