We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Shorter Funeral Home
Diane Maria Maruszak of Farmville, VA passed away peacefully on April 20, 2022, at the Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. She was born in Sidney, NY on February 6, 1935, and grew up in Oxford, NY. She moved to Farmville in 1979. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Ann Church and Mario DeSalvo, a brother Richard DeSalvo and former husband Aloyzie Maruszak.
Diane is survived by her beloved husband, Marshall Cohen; two beloved sons, Brett (Mary) of Ormond, Beach, FL and Gregg (Janice) of Supply, NC. Also, grandsons Jonathan (Carlie) and Jordan (Sarah), both of Madison, MS, Michael (Judy) of Austin, TX and Logan (Taschelle) of Grand Rapids, MI. Also, great-grandchildren Liam, Gia, Rowan, Eliza Kate and Wright.
Diane was a graduate of Oxford Academy and SUNY at Cortland with a BS degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Oxford and Greene, NY for brief periods of time before moving to Farmville in 1979 where she taught for several years at the Prince Edward County elementary school.
Diane was a very loving, beautiful and vivacious woman who will be very much missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial service for Diane will be celebrated at the Johns Memorial Episcopal Church in Farmville on Wedndesday, May 4th at 2:00 PM. Donations in Diane's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or The American Diabetes Association.