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Diane Jones

Sunday, September 18, 1949Sunday, October 21, 2018

Diane Jones, 69, a resident of Pittston, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Her loving husband is Vernon D. Jones. Vernon and Diane celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on April 24th.

Born on September 18, 1949, in New York City, New York, Diane was the daughter of the late George and Emma (Appleton) Morris.

Diane was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and went on to further her education at Luzerne County Community College.

As an inspiring singer, songwriter, and entertainer, music and singing were Diane’s lifelong passions.  In addition to her love of music, Diane was the President of Windfall Enterprises, Pittston, which was the first entertainment agency that catered to Mohegan Sun, Pennsylvania’s first casino. As part of the duo, Windfall, she and husband Vernon have been the featured entertainment for the Wilkes-Barre’s Farmers Market & Children’s Day on Public Square. If you were at the opening act for the Pittston Tomato Festival over the last five years, you would have seen her. She started her singing career with the premier jazz group, “The Velvet Touch” and later, sang and played percussion with the notable wedding and party band, “Reflections”.

During Harry Chapin’s Northeastern Pennsylvania’s “Concert for World Hunger”, Diane was privileged to sing Big John’s part in “Mister Tanner”. As leader of the bands “Friends, featuring Diane” & Diane Dixon & Turning Point, her impersonations, performances, and personality captivated audiences at many Pocono Resorts. She has been the opening act for Helen Reddy, Milton Berle, Chubby Checker, and Lee Andrews & the Hearts. For several years the closing night of the Pittston Tomato Festival would not have been complete without her performance. She has performed as Suzy-Q on the Bob Woody Show on W.A.R.M.; and entertained the residents at various assisted living facilities; and so much more.

Besides her passion for music, Diane enjoyed spending time with her pets; playing board games, especially Scrabble; solving puzzles; watching Wheel of Fortune; spending time outdoors with her family; playing the penny slots at Mohegan Sun; and cooking for her family.

A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane cherished every moment she shared with her loves ones. Although Diane’s presence will be greatly missed, her beautiful spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, George and Emma Morris, Diane was preceded in death by her sister, Emma Milford Kozicki; her brother-in-law, George B. Cooper.

In addition to her husband, Vernon, Diane is survived by her sons, Tony Dixon, Philadelphia; and Vincent Dixon, Scranton; her son-in-law, Brian Porter; her daughter-in-law, Tara Outlaw; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her nephews & nieces, Christine Kozicki-Davis, Kevin Kozicki, Tommy Zimmerman, Edward T Jones II, Keith Cooper, Lisa Johnson, Chandra C Hall & Melissa Pringle; her great-nephews & nieces; her sisters-in-law, Mary Cooper, Constance E. Jones, Ph.D; her brother-in-law, Edward Jones and friends.

Diane’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to everyone at The Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, for their outstanding care and compassion.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Diane’s Funeral Service which will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 5:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, with the Reverend James H. Breese, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Pittston, officiating.

Family and Friends are invited to Diane’s viewing which will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Diane’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to the Cancer Treatment Center of Philadelphia, 1331 East Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia PA 19124 -www.cancercenter.com ; or to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 - www.pspca.org .  

 

Service Date
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Services

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Diane’s Funeral Service which will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 5:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, with the Reverend James H. Breese, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Pittston, officiating.

Family and Friends are invited to Diane’s viewing which will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the funeral home.

 

Location

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Condolences

Dear Vernon, I am so sorry to hear about Diane. Although I haven't seen her in many, many years, I remember her warmth and charm as well as her talent. I feel lucky to have had a chance to know her and she will forever be in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you only the best as you move forward. Sadly, I am unable to attend her service but, please know, both you and Diane are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Jack Swersie
Sorry for your loss. Scot Coyne
To Vern and family, my deepest condolences on Diane's passing. She was as talented as she was warm hearted, but much more. Vern and Diane helped me more than I could ever convey. God bless. Bill Space
Diane was one of those rare individuals who lit up a room when she walked in, with a smile and personality that made everyone around her feel the warmth she radiated. We consider ourselves blessed to have shared some good times with she and Vernon in this life and priviledged to have known her. We love you Diane and thank you for the joy that you brought to this world. Love you, love you, love you Always! Herman and Colene Cox
You will be missed, Diane. Prayers to Vernon and families.God bless you all!!!! Lots of love. Pam and Mark Werner
Dear Vernon, We are so deeply saddened to hear about Diane suffering with cancer and your loss. We love you both so much and feel so bad that we hadn't seen the two of you recently. She was such an amazing, bright and kind person with so much energy and she always brought so much joy to everyone. You are both gifted entertainers and Diane's voice was beautiful, she made our wedding so special. Stay strong Vernon and let your family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Nobody would want to see her suffer and cancer is a terrible thing. Diane has touched so many of us and will always be with us in spirit. We love you both so please take care and continue your beautiful musical talent that brings joy to so many. Jeff & Linda Weisenberger
Dear Vern so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Thank you for all the memories we have at Anthracite Apts. God bless you and your family. Bonnie Dodson
To Vernon and Family, I send My Deepest Sympathy to All at the Loss of Such A Beautiful, Loving and Caring Center of the family. I Pray for Peace and Comfort in the days to come. Edna Boone
Dear Vernon, We are so sorry to here about Diane. She will be greatly missed. She was such a nice person. We always enjoyed when you both came here. Your Friends At The Village At Greenbriar
Dear Vernon, I am so sorry to hear of Diane's untimely passing. We performed many jobs together in the Poconos. During that period Diane was always very professional and talented as a musical entertainer. She always had a kind word and smile for all that she came in contact with. I enjoyed working with Diane in Turning Point and will always remember her passion for music and entertaining. She will truly be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God Bless Dennis & Pam Chabala
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Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.