OBIT DianeStraw

After a courageous battle with cancer, Diane Dolby Straw passed peacefully on Monday, September 23rd, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 24th, 1957 in Schenectady, New York to James and Eula Dolby, she was raised in Los Altos, CA. 

She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and eventually settled in Southern California. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Tom Straw; sons Jack and Robert; sisters Karen Mali and Beth Surrell; and brothers Bill Dolby and Mark Dolby. Her life touched the hearts of many who will mourn her passing but she is finally free from suffering and at peace with her Creator in Heaven.

O'Connor Mortuary, (949) 581-4300

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