Diana Bohl, our loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and friend, Diana Goetz Bohl, 69, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Sunrise Senior Living at Presque Isle Bay from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
She was born April 9, 1943, in Tiffin, daughter of Karl and Dorothy Goetz. She was preceded in death by her father and by her stepfather, Fred Theller, and stepsister, Sue Moritz. Her mother, Dorothy Theller of Tiffin, survives.
She also is survived by her husband, Adrian of Erie; two daughters, Kirsten of Barnesville and Joanna Horn (Russell) of Charlottesville, Va.; a granddaughter, Eilidh Horn of Charlottesville, Va.; her brother, David (Kathleen) Goetz, MD, of Morgantown, W.Va.; three sisters, Karen (Gary) Deighton of Delaware, Rebecca (Larry) Theller of Battle Ground, Ind., and Heidi (Rick) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepbrothers, Larry (Rebecca) Theller of Indianapolis, Ind., and James (Mary) Theller of Cheyenne, Wyo.; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Diana graduated from Heidelberg College and Northwestern University. She taught in the public schools of Ohio and Illinois prior to moving to Erie where she served on the faculty of Mercyhurst College, retiring in 2008 from the education division. Her love of music, art, and travel took her to Kodaikanal International School in India during 2000-2001. Diana was active in a number of professional and local organizations concerned with serving those with learning difficulties. She was active at the state and national level with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD). She was also active in the Pennsylvania Association of College and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE). Locally, she served on the boards of the Gertrude Barber Center and the Achievement Center.
Arrangements are under the care of Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 W. Tenth St., Erie, PA 16502. There will be no vistation and private services will take place at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank the staffs at Sunrise and VNA Hospice for their care and fellowship and requests that memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.