Obituary for Diane A Bellfield
DIANE ''DEE'' BELLFIELD SALEM - Diane “Dee” Bellfield, 65, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 13, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Health Center after battling cancer. Diane, affectionately known by many as Dee, was born Aug. 24, 1950, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Donald and Bernice Shones Damman. She was a 1968 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. After graduation, she first worked for General Extrusions and later for Edward J. DeBartolo as a receptionist, at AT&T in the phone center, and South Range Schools as a crossing guard and in their treasurer’s office.
Most recently, Diane was working for MCCTC as an aide and doing clerical work. A lifelong and dedicated member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, Diane was both baptized and married in the church. She married Larry Bellfield on May 22, 1971, and they celebrated their 44th anniversary this year. She was also a member of the church’s Women’s Renewal Group and a member and past president of the Tri-County Credit Union Board for many years. Diane’s hobbies included crocheting, knitting, casino trips, line and swing dancing, bird watching, and traveling. She especially loved riding on the back of her husband, Larry’s, Harley, taking countryside rides, and spending cherished times with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; two children, Brian (Christine) Bellfield of Longmont, Colo. and Jill (Jeff) Janda of Randolph; three grandchildren, Amaya Bellfield and Jewel and Jenson Janda; two sisters, Cynthia Puli of Youngstown and Nancy (Alan) Walkama of Salem; and three nieces, Melinda Puli of Austintown, Abigail Walkama, and Allie Walkama, both of Salem. In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Lorraine Bellfield. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with Msgr. Kenneth Miller and Fr. Stephen Popovich officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in Diane’s name to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, OH 44515; or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512. Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.