Diane Ruth Symons

Diane Ruth Symons

SYMONS: Diane Ruth Symons, of Williamsville, New York, on Sept. 16, 2023. Diane was born on Sept. 14, 1938, to Samuel and Blanche Subotnick. The widow of Gerald Symons (d. 2017), Diane is survived by her son Dr. Andrew Symons, daughter-in-law Einav, and grandchildren Gi-lad (Tampa, Florida) and Shira of Buffalo, New York; her son Rabbi Ron Symons, daughter-in-law Rabbi Barbara Symons of Pittsburgh, and grandchildren, Aviva (Oakland, California), Ilana (New York, New York), and Micah (New York, New York); her sister Lois Resnick, brother-in-law David, and nieces Beth and Stefanie of New City, New York; her sister-in-Law Flora Steigman of Chicago, Illinois; her sister-in-law Laura Epstein and brother-in-law Alvin Epstein of Rockville Centre, New York, and Boca Raton, Florida; along with nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and very close friends across the country. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Diane raised her family in Lynbrook, New York, and retired to Buffalo, New York. As a schoolteacher in NYC public schools, a weight loss advisor, a corporate secretary, a retail salesperson, and the owner of Walls ‘n Windows (Valley Stream, New York), Diane educated, organized, motivated and brought interior design excellence to the community. As a leader of Temple Emanu-El (Lynbrook, New York), Diane guided her peers, educated the next generation, and helped those in need. A skilled cook with a green thumb, Diane, with Jerry at her side, opened their home to friends, family and community alike. Funeral services were held in West Babylon, New York on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The community is welcome to join with the Symons family on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8:15 p.m. for a minyan at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA  15146. The family requests that your donations in Diane’s memory go to Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221 C/O the Rabbi’s Mitzvah Fund. Family guestbook available at Amherstmemorialchapel.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Amherst Memorial Chapel LLC., (716)636-4174. PJC

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