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Diane Dozzi Tonnesen

February 16, 1934 – July 9, 2019

Diane Dozzi Tonnesen, Mother, Wife, teacher, life long learner, world traveler and lover of nature died peacefully in her home on July 9 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Roger, daughter Kelli, son Daniel, son in law Phil Pastuhov and four loving grandchildren, Julia Denevi, Catherine Pastuhov, Nicholas Pastuhov and Anika Tonnesen.

Diane Dozzi Tonnesen
Diane Dozzi Tonnesen

Diane leaves a considerable wake brimming with laughter and a deep concern for others. All who remember Diane will conjure a smile when reflecting on their times with her. As a 51- year resident of Los Altos, California she made many friends, and participated actively in the community.

Diane was born in Cherry Hills, Pennsylvania to her father Daniel Dozzi MD and Mildred Schwarz Dozzi. She graduated from the University of Utah with a major in Education and was proud of her life long affiliation with Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Junior League. She married Roger Tonnesen in 1956 and they moved around the country while Roger was serving in the Air Force. As her children left home she kindled her remarkable enterprising spirit and experience as a teacher to initiate a series of classes pertaining to travel and stretching your clothing dollar. While others depended on Diane for sartorial guidance, she took her fashion cues from no one. Her ability to accessorize is legendary.

In lieu of flowers, thee family asks that you make donations to the Santa Clara Valley Juvenile Diabetes Society.

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