Diane Greiner Yates

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Diane Griener Yates, 81, of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Thursday November 26th 2020.  She was born in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on November  16, 1939 to Art and Katherine Griener.  At Elizabethtown high school, Diane was the winner of the Homemaker of the year award in her senior year, which continues to amaze her children. She graduated from Grove City College (class of 1961) with a bachelor’s degree in English.  Grove City is where she met her husband Bob.  They were married on August 13, 1960 and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. After college, Bob was drafted into the Army and posted to San Francisco, so Diane drove by herself across the country to be with him. After a couple of years living on the west coast they returned to the Pittsburgh area and eventually settled in Lower Glenshaw in 1965. Diane had a lifelong love of reading and books. Which led her from working in the Carnegie Library book mobile, to volunteering at the Shaler North Hills library, achieving a Masters of Library Science from Pitt, and becoming the Director of the Shaler North Hills Library in 1981. She served in that capacity until her retirement in 2003. During her time as the director she organized and spearheaded two significant library expansions, which she referred to as the highlights of career at the library. Diane enjoyed history.  Everything from the Victorian Era in England to Preservation In Glenshaw (affectionally know as PIGs).  During her fifty years as a member of the Musical Box Society International, she and Bob led many tours for the society through Europe. Diane enjoyed life to the fullest.  If she wasn’t gardening, she was attending the theater, or antiquing, or discussing the latest book with her book clubs, or cheering on her beloved Steelers.  She was fortunate enough to be able to attend their first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl IX. After retirement Diane decided that she was done with winter, so she and her husband began to spend the winters in Naples, Florida. Diane loved spending time with her husband Bob, three children (Bob, Andy, Karen) and six grandchildren (Trap Yates, Andrew Yates , Simone Speizer, Kyla Speizer, Christopher Lyczak, Blaine Lyczak). A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arr. by Bock Funeral home, Ltd. Glenshaw.