Diane Palotay

June 2, 1958 - February 26, 2022

06/02/1958 - 02/26/2022

Past Services

Saturday March 05, 2022
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Saturday March 05, 2022
11:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church
Wheeling, WV 26003

Diane Jude Palotay, 63, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

Diane was born June 2, 1958 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Rezso and Dolores (Monseur) Palotay. She was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Although Diane had many physical challenges, she loved life. She had never met a stranger, enjoyed listening to music, and could always be found with a beautiful smile on her face.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by a sister, Jerrie Williams. She is survived by two sisters, Susan (Harold “Dink”) Jarrett of Wheeling and Jeanette (Mike) Rawls of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Ray Palotay (Jean Mallow) of Wheeling, David (Lisa) Palotay of Tiltonsville, OH and John Palotay of Wheeling; and nieces & nephews, Brandon and Justin Abercrombie, Kristen (Isaiah) Gregory, and Olivia and Julia Palotay.

The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers who took such wonderful care of Diane at her home, and to the caring staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

In accordance with her wishes, Diane will be cremated. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, with Monsignor Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. A luncheon at the church hall will be held following the Mass. Private entombment will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Kathy Shaughnessy Allen
2 months ago

Remembering a special friend who always had a smile and offered a cup of tea. I know your smiling with God’s angels.

Diane Macri
1 year ago

Diane was truly a joy to take care of !! She was always happy and loved her 80’s music ! I can still hear her saying “rock and roll!!”” i will never forget her laughter and sweet smile! Prayers❤️

Stacey Walker
1 year ago

John, so sorry for your loss

Mary Charley
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family

Stella Bryan
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

Jennifer Schmitt
1 year ago

I am so very sad that I will miss my sweet friend, Diane. However, I am so very happy she is no longer with physical disabilities. She is now in heaven dancing with her mom & dad who she dearly loved. There is so much I will miss…her beautiful smile, laugh, tight hugs, kindness & sweet friendship. I was so very blessed to have known such a sweet soul. I love you Diane & I look forward to the next time I see you. I know you will greet me with your beautiful smile, a hug & we will tell one another “ I love you” just as we did every time we saw each other. Fly high my dear, Diane. You deserve all joy, happiness & peace that heaven offers!

Helen Sevcik
1 year ago

Everyday was wonderful being with her. She would hug me so tight that I could hardly breathe. She loved her music . She would have me google for information on who was singing. I loved her as if she was my own sister.i know she is sincerely happy now .

Bruce and Anita Littleton
1 year ago

Sue, so sorry for the loss of your sister.

Rena & Mike
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Diane was such a sweetheart. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

ronald j gibbons
1 year ago

kim and i are so sad to hear of you loss ofsuch a sweet soul…she will be greatly missed…