Diane M. Schloder, 72, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 304, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born May 19, 1941 in St. Marys, a daughter of Miriam Kreckle Arnold of St. Marys and the late Thomas Arnold.
Diane was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker for many years and then retired from Pinecrest Manor after many years of service. She had volunteered with the Girl Scouts and also at the Resale Shop. She greatly enjoyed the outdoors and camping as well as black bears. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the light and love of her life.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three daughters: Cynthia Schloder of St. Marys, Lori Krise of St. Marys and Amy, Mrs. Michael Ryan of Scranton; five grandchildren, Sheena Stefano, Jessica Stefano, Shane (Krystalin) Krise, Ashley Krise and Shannon Ryan; and three great-grandchildren Kahlan, Keondra and Demetrius.
She is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis Muhitch of St. Marys and Carol, Mrs. Ron Stott of South Carolina; two brothers, Tom Arnold and his wife Doris of St. Marys and Lyle Arnold and his wife Gina of St. Marys; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
In addition to her father, Thomas Arnold, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Schloder on Nov. 20, 2010, and a son, John Thomas Schloder in infancy.
Funeral Services for Diane M. Schloder will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 140 N. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Timothy Hoover, Pastor, ofﬁciating.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson, MD 21286.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .