Diane J. Bartz, 70, of Batavia died Sunday (Mothers Day) at United Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Batavia on July 10, 1940 a daughter of Helen Cichocki Tomaselli of Batavia and the late George A. Tomaselli Sr.
Mrs. Bartz was a member of Ascension Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society, Church Choir, Bible Study, CCD Teachers, Bereavement Committee, Lenten Soup Kitchen, volunteer at Genesee County Nursing Home and the Art Therapy Program. She was a teacher at Batavia Middle School, Byron Bergen Central, St. Anthony's School and Batavia and Mt. Morris B.O.C.E.S. She enjoyed still painting, knitting, crocheting, reading her bible and prayer books.
Surviving besides her mother is her husband of over 48 years, Irvin M. Bartz whom she married on June 30, 1962. Four sons: Michael Bartz (John Couri) of Fall River, MA, Eric (Sherrilyn) Bartz of Batavia, Christian (Celina) Bartz of Batavia and Kelly (Valerie Shotzberger) Bartz of Morrisville, NC. Five grand daughters: Madeleine, Noelle, Taylor, Leda and Nina Bartz. Three brothers: George A. (Late JoAnn) Tomaselli Jr. (Maxine Parada) of Batavia, Sam (Nancy) Tomaselli of Batavia and Jim Tomaselli(Connie Chatley)of East Pembroke. A sister, Georginne (Jack) Majerus of Batavia. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She is the mother of the late Risa Helene Bartz.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will be Thursday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Church). Burial will follow in Grand View Cemetery.
The Rosary Society will recite the Rosary on Wednesday at 5:45 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Ascension Parish or the church C.C.D. program.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN.