OSWEGO – Diana J. Desens, 83, of Oswego, passed away peacefully at her home on February 7, 2024, and went home to be with the Lord. She had a beautiful and genuine relationship with the Lord. She wants us to remember the good times and think of the warmth in her heart. Remember the memories, the wisdom Diana offered, the love for one another, her spirituality, and her strong belief in giving.
Diana was born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Harry Reinholt and Marian Rose(Taylor) Desens.
Diana attended Kingsford Park Elementary and graduated from Oswego High School. She attended SUNY Oswego. Diana worked in the purchasing department as a buyer/construction contractor at Alcan for 34 years, retiring in 2001.
Diana was an active member of Elim Grace Church and believed in the importance of giving back to one’s community. She was a member of the Zonta Club, Oswego where she served as president, she served as district secretary for the Purchasing Management Association of Syracuse, and she was president of Int. Management Council, an advisor for Junior Achievement, and also served as Eldership and Deaconate with Elim Grace. Diana enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her sister Lillian who was her best friend. She also enjoyed going to breakfast with her friends every morning, playing golf, and softball (in her younger years), and watching the Mets and NY Giants.
Diana said, “My greatest love was serving my church and the Lord of whom I have now gone to be with”.
Diana is survived by her best friends Jacquie Rombough (Bill), Zona Pospesel, Karen Doten, Rick Doten, and Judy Dale. She also leaves behind nieces June Foran, Jill Mobus, and Lynne Glen all of N.J., and Debra Desens, her nephews Jeffrey Foran of N.J., Michael Desens of Washington, and Timothy Desens, and her cousins Michelene Gary, and Arkie Price of Oswego.
In addition to her parents, Diana was preceded in death by her sister J. Lillian (Desens) Foran in 2007, and her brother and sister-in-law Harry “Brud” and Mary Desens in 2019.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 3-5 pm at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany Street. Diana’s funeral will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, February 13th at Elim Grace Church.
Diana will be buried in Riverside Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diana’s name to Elim Grace Christian Church Building Fund or the Desens House. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of Nelson Funeral Home.