Diane Bucci Baloga

Diane Baloga

 April 2, 2013

Diane Bucci Baloga, 65, Harvey’s Lake, fell into eternal peace on Tuesday after a courageous battle with cancer.
  She was the widow of Tony Baloga.

Born in Monessen, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Ed and Helen Malik.  She was a graduate of the Monessen High School and the Pittsburgh School of Art.   She also took art classes from Sue Hand in Wilkes-Barre and donated all of her paintings to charity.  Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a graffic designr for both the Giant Markets as well as Affiliated Foods.

Diane’s friends, Lorraine Cerato, Mooney and Anni Drapek, Marion Beynon, Tony Baroski, David Rose, Michael Biel and Margaret Ward, will keep with them the wonderful memories of the parties at Harvey’s Lake, at each other’s homes, vacations and other great events.  They loved Diane, and so as the Bible states, “there is a time to live and a time to die.”  She will be missed terribly!  Look out heaven, Diane has arrived.

Surviving are an aunt Valerie Hlathy; six step sons; nine step grandchildren including her greatest love, joy and fullfillment came from her granddaughter Ashley who lived with her;  nieces; cousins.

She was preceded in death her son Scott Bucci.

A blessing service will be held Saturday at 10am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 9am until the time of service. 

Interment will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to the Sue Hand Art Studio 35 Main St. Dallas, Pa. 18612.

For directions or to send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com


  1. Sue Hand

    Diane’s many friends and fellow artists here at the studio are greatly saddened….we miss her so very much…especially her fabulous stories and laughter! Wish we could all paint together again. We loved her.

  2. Lenora Lispi DelVecchio

    Read of Diane’s passing with sadness. We knew of each other from the Attilio days. Just lovely. It all ends too soon.

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