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07/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Diane Wimmer Moriarty

Gloria Diane Wimmer Moriarty
(19 Sept 1940 - 02 July 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am deeply distressed to pass along to you even more sad if rather belated news today.   Diane Wimmer Moriarty, Class of 1958, sister of Bobby Wimmer and Mark Wimmer, passed away in St. Louis on Saturday, July 4, 2010 after a short illness at the age of 69.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 07/29/10, 2:26 PM - "NNHS 1958 loses another classmate -   Diane Wimmer Moriarity":

Today, I received the following email from Diane's husband Bill:

Hi Joe-

It is with great regret that I inform you of the recent death of my wife Diane, a member of the NNHS class of 1958. She died on July 2nd after a brief but difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. After experiencing the sudden onset of extreme fatigue in mid-April, we received the cancer diagnosis on May 14th. She lived another seven weeks that, unfortunately, included three trips to the emergency room and, finally, a debilitating stroke that affected first her left side and then her entire body. She died in her sleep, at home and in the presence of her two sons, Bill and Brian, and me. She is also survived by her two brothers, Bobby and Mark. As with her mother, her body was donated to a university research facility.

She spoke of her high school classmates often and loved you very much.

As most of you know, Diane and Bill lived and raised their family in Flushing, NY. They moved to St. Louis (Bill's home town) following retirement. Conflicts prevented Diane from attending our class reunions in the past few years and now she and I will never be able to reminisce over apple martinis as we have been hoping to do for several years.

   Oh, Joe, I am so sorry to learn this!  Though I never met Diane, I was thinking of her just the other day.  I thought how very silly it was that we hadn't gotten together, considering that we only lived about forty-five minutes from one another.  Now we'll never have that opportunity, and now you know why I always encourage - okay, nag - y'all to get together whenever you are able.

   Thank you for letting me know, Joe.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 07/04/10: 

                 Diane Wimmer Moriarty


Moriarity, Diane W. (nee Wimmer), Sept. 19, 1940 - July 2, 2010

Loving wife of Bill Moriarity, loving mother of Bill and Brian and grandmother of Eric, Allison and Rebecca. Dear sister of Bobby Wimmer and Mark Wimmer and dear friend of daughters-in-law Donna and Carolyn. A loyal friend to the many who loved her and whom she cherished in return.

Died after a brief but arduous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Contributions in her name to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Association, One Children's Place, St. Louis, MO, 63110-1077 will be greatly appreciated.

Services: Services will be scheduled in the future.



Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 4, 2010.

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July 05, 2010
Diane was a rare and very special person. I know that all who were touched by her life will never forget her warmth, kindness, humor and intellect. I know that I never will, and will miss her always. My heart goes out to Bill and the entire family. While this is a terrible loss, please know that her life was a gift to all of us.

~ Dennis Dreith

July 06, 2010

We are less without Diane. I always enjoyed her attention and loving concern.
I will remember her warmth and her sense of humor.

July 06, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss--our family is thinking of you. I will always remember her smile and sweet disposition. I treasure the visits to Newport News when I was young to visit my dear cousin. We had great times together.
~ Connie Young, Roanoke, Virginia


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Diane's family and friends.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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