H. Dianne Risch, 82 of Saxonburg passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the West Penn Hospital.
Born September 10, 1936 in Brackenridge, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Adamae Harmon Hughes.
Dianne was a graduate of Har Brack High School. Dianne worked for Nationwide Insurance, C.L. Risch and Sons, and PNC Bank as a teller. She retired from Allegheny Ludlum Federal Credit Union, where she loved all her co workers and thought of them as family. She was a member of Cabot United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Sassy Lassies. Dianne was a past Matron of the Eastern Star and auxiliary member of the Saxonburg American Legion #683. She continued the family tradition of hosting Christmas Eve at her home. She was known for her bright shirts especially her Quacker Factory clothing and had a way of making everyone feel like family. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and playing bingo at the American Legion. She was a lifelong avid and devoted Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Dianne was very generous and put everyone else before herself . She was the true definition of a mother and friend. Dianne's family was everything to her.
Surviving are her daughter, Traci (Bruce) McLafferty of Cabot, son, John (Sallie) Risch of Saxonburg, grandson, Christian McLafferty of Saxonburg, granddaughter, Cayla McLafferty of Cabot, step granddaughter, Andrea (Rudy) Colaizzi of Apollo, step grandson, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Briney of Seven Fields, step great grandchildren, Kaylin Briney, Leo Colaizzi, and Ari Briney, sisters, Robin Hughes of Troy, NC, and Mary Beth (Robert) Mengel of Springdale, and special caregivers and best friend, Helen and Jim McLafferty.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Risch, who passed away December 4, 2015.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8 pm & Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Cabot United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason McQueen officiating.
Interment will follow in Sarverville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cabot United Methodist Church Food Bank, 707 Winfield Road, Cabot, PA 16023 or the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Saxonburg #683, 754 North Pike Road, Cabot, PA 16023.