Lucas, 66, of Boiling Springs, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 14, 2016 after a 13 month battle with cancer.
She was born on February 2, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Stephen V. and Carmen R. (Ferreno) Butler.
Diane graduated from St. Nicholas High School in Wilkes-Barre and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s
degrees from Duquesne University. Diane retired after 25 years of service with the Navy in Mechanicsburg,
where she was a Procurement Analyst for the Naval Supply Systems Command. During this time she participated
in the implementation of SAP & ERP Systems and was honored with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her service
to the Navy. She then worked as a contractor to the Navy through Target Systems until her retirement in
2014. Diane was an avid reader, loved to travel and spend time with her family especially her grandchildren.
She enjoyed having dinner and teas with friends, participating in the Red Hat Society and card making.
Her love and selflessness made her a great spouse, parent and friend.
She is survived by her devoted husband
of 25 years, Marlin L. Lucas, three children; Kristen (Brian) Hickey of Lincoln, CA, David (Robin) Cartwright of Carlisle
and Victoria (Matthew) Christen of Carlisle, two brothers; Stephen (Carol) Butler of Finksburg, MD and Mark (Betty) Butler
of Carlisle, five grandchildren; Ashley, Aaron, Joseph, James and Carmella and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church,
85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey. Burial will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery,
Annville. A viewing will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday,
February 21, 2016 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle. In lieu of flowers,
the family kindly requests memorial donations in Diane’s name to St. Patrick Catholic School, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle,
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deepest sympathies. I worked with Diane in Mechanicsburg and through the automation projects met again and again through
the years. She was a gentle, gracious soul always smiling and telling stories. I will miss her. May God comfort you and
So very sorry to hear of Diane's
passing. I worked with her on ERP Procurement implementation and she was the BEST teacher! She had wisdom and patience beyond
most and always a positive attitude. I was sad when she retired because I knew I would miss vast knowledge and understanding
of a convoluted system but mostly miss her friendship. I know she fought as long and hard as she could. God has big plans
for a person like Diane so rest assured her love, teaching abilities, and peaceful demeanor will be put to good use beyond
this world. May she rest in God's loving arms. My condolences to her family and friends.
to hear this sad news. Diane was a smart, helpful and kind co-worker. Spent many wonderful hours with her at work and after
work during our long days in Annapolis working on the ERP project. She will be missed.
My deepest sympathy for the family. Diane had a way of telling a story that just captivated
you and made you smile and laugh!! May you cherish your memories of her. She will surely be missed! Prayers for the family!
Luke, I am so sorry about Diane. Please know I am thinking of you.
Am so saddened
by Diane's passing. We worked together at NAVSUP for many years. She was a kind and gentle sole and will be truly missed
by all that were lucky enough to know her.
So sorry to hear of Diane's passing.
She was such a lovely lady who was always ready to help with a smile. My sincere sympathy goes out to her family.
Diane was both an incredible mentor and friend to me. It was impossible
not to love being in Diane's presence; everyone around her could not get enough of her intellect, warmth, and witty
humor. My heart goes out to her family and many, many friends saddened by her passing.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Luke and your family. I never met your wife here at the navy depot
but from what a hear she was a wonderful and caring person. Take care.
Eleanor (Sammi) Hellberg
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