Diane Louise Tobia Berto passed away peacefully at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle, Colorado, December 3, 2020 at age 74. She was born October 15, 1946, in Syracuse, New York to her late parents Olga M. Venn and Joseph R. Tobia. She grew up in Corning, New York, and was a 1964 graduate of Corning-Painted Post East High School.
Diane was married to her former spouse, James J. Berto, Jr., for thirty years, and they lived in the states of New York, Illinois, North Carolina, and Georgia. In 2012, Diane, moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado to be near her daughter, Jodi Lynne Berto Ahlstrom.
Diane worked in various retail sales positions at leading department stores, as well as at small businesses in Sandy Springs, Georgia, including Hospitality House and Kiddie City. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness, love of family and Catholic faith. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, Georgia and St. Andrew Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia.
Diane is survived by her daughter, Jodi Lynne Berto Ahlstrom, and grandson, Alexander James Ahlstrom, Glenwood Springs, Colorado; former spouse, James J. Berto, Atlanta, Georgia; and cousins, Ginger Fancher Sercu, Rochester, New York; Joni Fancher Korowitz, Marietta, Georgia; Karen Fancher Borland, Berlin, Maryland; Joe Tobia and Carol Tobia Stuckey, Corning, New York; Frank Tobia, Southport, New York; Michael Tobia, New York, New York; Larry Montopoli, Horseheads, New York; George Montopoli, Yuma, Arizona; Danny Montopoli, Tacoma, Washington; and Debby Montopoli, Dade City, Florida.
A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service for Diane Louise Tobia Berto will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at a date and time yet to be determined. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is in charge of arrangements.