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Diane Pfau

July 18, 1958 — June 15, 2023

BOARDMAN — Diane M. Pfau, 64, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 15, 2023 at home, after an extended illness.

She was born July 18, 1958, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Ruth Enright Bruchs. 

Diane attended Ursuline High School and went on to obtain a degree in nursing. She worked as a nurse for several years before retiring to raise her family.

An avid tennis player, water-skier and traveler in her early life, Diane enjoyed tending her flowers, bird watching and reading in more recent years. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Diane loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. 

Diane is survived by her husband, John Pfau, whom she married Feb. 19, 1983; son, Brian (Melanie) Pfau of Canfield; daughter, Kelly (Brandon) Slatcoff of Columbus; son, Michael (Melanie) Pfau of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers, James (Bettina) Bruchs of McLean, Va. and Robert (Margaret) Bruchs of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Denise (Hector) Ramirez of Indialantic, Fla. and Dr. Donna (Jeffrey) DeVore of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Caroline, Alexandria, Juliana, Carter, Koen, Evelyn and Shane; and her dog and furry companion, Josie. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Bruchs; and sister, Pamela Bruchs. 

Private services will be held for the family. 

Material tributes may take the form of donations to Akron Children’s Hospital, Mahoning Valley or The Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation. 

Professional services are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

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