Diane E. Blann

diane blann

June 11, 2022

Born in: West Winfield, New York
Resided in: Rochester, New York

Blann, Diane E.  (Holzschuh)

Diane E. Blann of Greece, New York and native of West Winfield, New York left to walk hand-in-hand with the angels on June 11, 2022 at age 73. Predeceased by her mother Ellen Blann, father Melvin Blann II, and sister Christine Mergenthaler. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate, William Holzschuh. Diane’s children Rachel Jenkins (Andrew) and Matthew Holzschuh (Makayla Pilgrim). Grandchild Jackson Jenkins. Brother Melvin Blann III (Ginger), Sisters Judy Cox, Debbie McDuffie (Mike). Diane will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Her only regret is leaving Billy, whom she loved completely and faithfully for 40 years, Rachel, her precious angel, and Matthew, keeper of her spirit. Diane loved crossword puzzles, reading, painting, and gardening. Her greatest love above all else was her family. She was awed by the beauty in the world and rejoiced in each day. She was sure that she would walk with the angels and guard and guide her family the remainder of their lives.

Diane’s visitation will be held Saturday, June 18th from 10AM-12PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  A celebration of her life will be held at 12PM following her visitation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Cancer Support Community Rochester (formally called Gilda’s Club) of which Diane was a member or simply take a walk and enjoy this wonderful world.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


Visitation: June 18, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: June 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. I will love you forever, you made Billy’s life worth living. You’re children , my niece- my nephew are our joy. Let’s include baby Jackson Gray.
    My heart is broken, may you rest in peace.

  2. My deepest sympathies to all. I have no words other than to say that everyone who knew Diane mourns her passing. Ginger

  3. I am truly sorry for your great loss. Diane and I worked together at RIT and was a wonderful person. We had many laughs and she was a joy to work with. My heart is broken for you all.

    Kathy Parisi

  4. Sad to hear this news. I loved the pictures of your gardens and know you’ll be helping those flowers bloom as you walk with the angels. Much love to those you had to leave behind.
    Pat T

  5. I’m so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. We worked together at RIT, and I have many fond memories of her. Diane loved her family very deeply and when she spoke of each of you, it was with a huge smile!! I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you! My deepest sympathy.

    Ann Marie

  6. Diane, I will miss you even though we have not seen each other in a while. May you fly on the wings of Angels.

  7. After leaving the service I decided to take one of our favorite rides. Sitting in front of the water, I hear her saying how pleased and proud of each of you she is. The celebration of life was perfect, the picture boards outstanding, each a reflection of her spirit. There are no words, but gratitude! Her legacy lives on in each of you! I love you all and look forward to a new chapter in our own relationships. Sending comfort and encouragement over these next several days!!

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