Obituary of Diana M. Rzepka
Diana M. Rzepka
Allegany, NY Diana M. Rzepka, 83, of 153 W. Main St. passed away Wednesday (November 6, 2019) at the Olean General Hospital.
Born May 19, 1936 in Olean, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Doris A. Stephan Wenzel, Sr. On April 23, 1955 in Allegany she married Eugene A. "Zep" Rzepka, Sr. who predeceased her May 10, 1998.
Diana was a 1953 graduate of Allegany Central School. She worked locally for many years in the banking industry. She started with the former First National Bank in 1970 and retired in 1992 from Manufacturer's Hanover, having worked in branches in both Allegany and Olean.
She was always a busy woman and enjoyed raising her family and being active in local organizations in Allegany. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and also the Sixty Plus in Allegany where she organized many of the scheduled trips for the members. She also served as the correspondence secretary for the Allegany Central School Alumni Association and for a brief time, was a deputy mayor of Allegany.
Diana was dedicated to serving as a member of the Allegany Fireman's Auxiliary and was a secretary and treasurer of the Allegany Board of Fire Commissioners. She also was a very involved member of the Allegany American Legion Auxiliary. She found much joy in her family, and much joy being with her awesome friends group.
Surviving are 4 children Eugene (Robyn) Rzepka, Jr. of Arlington, TX and Debra (James) Simpson, Timothy (Linda) Rzepka and Victoria (Thomas) Stayer, all of Allegany; 9 grandchildren Gregory Rzepka, Jennifer Rzepka, Joel Simpson, Scott Simpson, Samuel Simpson, Adam Rzepka, Kelly Rzepka, Matthew Stayer and Amanda Leoni; 8 great grandchildren Ava, Kendall, Whitney, Anderson, Ruby, Merrick, Elliott and Jack; 1 brother Robert J. (Donna) Wenzel, Jr. of Allegany; 5 sisters Anita (Joseph) Wesley of Allegany, Sara (Stan) Slevinski of South Bend, IN, Patricia (Lewis) Dickens of Las Vegas, NV, Judith Burns of Palm City, FL and Linda (Robert) Cassellari of Arlington, VA and many close nieces and nephews. She was looking forward to the birth of a new great grandchild.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a brother Carl Wenzel in Vietnam in 1965 and a great granddaughter Hazel in 2017.
Friends will be received on Friday from 1-3 & 6-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Saturday (November 9, 2019) at 11:00am in the funeral home. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Allegany Engine Co., 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Allegany American Legion, PO Box 233, Allegany, NY 14706.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.