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Diane Scarpelli

Obituary for Diane Scarpelli

January 7, 1958 - December 16, 2017
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 59


Diane Scarpelli, 59 of Avon Lake, passed away on Saturday night, December 16, 2017. Diane was born January 7, 1958. She was a graduate of Lorain Catholic High School.
Diane worked 28 years as a bus driver for the Avon Lake City Schools. In addition to driving bus, she held various jobs including working for the Avon Lake Recreation Department as the supervisor of the pool and the concession stands at Blesser and Weiss Fields. She was instrumental in developing and overseeing the city's Summer Green Box program. She also worked for the Irish Heritage Club as the Hall Coordinator. Diane served on the steering committee for the American Cancer Society's, Avon Lake Relay for Life. Diane was a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ.
Diane was a wildflower, who lost a hard-fought 22 yearlong battle against breast cancer. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Joseph Otto of 31 years. Other survivors include sons Nick (Jamie) and Joseph Antonio as well as four grandchildren, Cameron, Theodosia, Mathayus and McKenna. She also leaves behind four sisters Peggy McCoy (Jim), Bobbi Davies (Roger), Kris Burns (Chris) and Debi Leobich (Ron) and a brother Robert Kirchner (Jayne). In addition she leaves her extended family August Scarpelli, Tony Scarpelli, Nancy Brown (Kevin) and Barbara Lott (John). Diane loved all of her more than forty nieces and nephews.
Diane brought light to every life with which she came in contact. For those who got to experience her light, they knew she was a woman with true selflessness and kindness that knew no bounds. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, 44035.
A living memorial and celebration of life service will be at the Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, Saturday, December 23 at 11:00am. Following the service the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00pm until 2:00pm 440-933-3202

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163 Avon Belden Road
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