Diane L. Berends, age 65, of Fairfield St., Jamestown, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 in UPMC Hamot. She was born in Sharon, PA on November 22, 1958 to Arden and Alice (Mizner) Saul.

Diane was a 1976 graduate of Reynolds High School. She enjoyed basking in the sun, fishing, and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. On May 12, 2006 she married Mitchell A. Berends, he survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Alycn Willey and her husband Taylor of Greenville, a son, Kevin Brown and his wife Catherine of Canonsburg, her mother, Alice Gabany of Transfer, a sister Donna Saul and her husband Stephen Damph of Rotonda, FL, two brothers, Ken Saul and his wife Lori and Kevin Saul, all of Greenville and four grandchildren, Hunter, Henley, Aidan and Carter. She was preceded in death by her father and step-father Joseph Gabany.

Per Diane’s wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Carrie Carrie
    May 29, 2024    

    I am shocked to hear of Diane’s passing. My love and prayers are with you all.

  2. Alissa Alissa
    May 29, 2024    

    Very sorry to hear. You are in our thoughts.

  3. Janet Smith Janet Smith
    May 29, 2024    

    RIP my dear sweet classmate and friend. God Bless You Diane .Love and prayers and comforting hugs and strength be given to all families.

  4. Monica Furia Monica Furia
    May 29, 2024    

    My condolences and prayers to her family

  5. R Harpst Family R Harpst Family
    May 29, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers for comfort.

  6. Trudy Radick Trudy Radick
    May 29, 2024    

    I am so sorry to hear of Diane‘s passing. All of her family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

  7. Donna Tenkewich Donna Tenkewich
    May 29, 2024    

    RIP Diane

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 29, 2024    

    So very sorry to hear this I had a lot of time with Diane over the years in so many ways from work at the factory to I think the last time I saw her was in good old Wal mart she was a very loving person always a smile for everyone RIP Diane and many Prayers to the family from PATRICIA KOREN

  9. Vera (Bees) McKelley Vera (Bees) McKelley
    June 1, 2024    

    I was best friends with Diane in 6th and 7th grade, and have wondered what happened to her through the years. I remember our sleepovers and writing on ourselves with sharpies… we were crazy! My prayers are that her family will experience God’s peace in her passing. I’ll always have fond memories of her.

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