June 4, 1945 ~ April 25, 2020
Born in: Niagara Falls, New York
Resided in: Fremont, California
Dianne Richards-Reiss passed away quietly in her bed at Lincoln Villa Retirement home and assisted Living Facility at 5:45 PM in the early evening.
She is survived by her husband Larry, her son David Lloyd and their three emotional support animals, Chuka, the family dog, and two cats, Nugget, and Pearl. She is also survived by her 1st cousin Betty Jackson of Pittsburg, PA. Dianne was a very accomplished woman. In her early years after graduating High School, she applied and was accepted into the U.S. State Department where she worked from 1964 through 1968. In 1967, the State Department sent her to the Saigon Embassy to discover security leaks.
After moving from Maryland to California she accepted a position with San Mateo County where she rose to the rank of Eligibility Supervisor. She worked with the county for 21 years.
She owned her own restaurant called Yogurt for Life in San Carlos, CA.
She was a woman of many talents. She was an actress, stand-up comic, Producer, and Director. She and her family were very involved in the local Community Theatre. She was President of Newark’s Stage One for seven years. She also acted in many Stage One Productions for many years.
Dianne and Larry lived in the Newark Community for 32 years and were very involved with it. She was active with the PTA, especially with Graham Elementary School’s Book Fairs. She was also active in the Junior High and High School with many of their Productions.
Dianne, Larry, and David shared a love of animals so they had many wonderful trips, many of which to California’s Zoo’s, Animal Theme Parks, and Aquariums.
She was an amazing loving person and she will be missed by her husband, son, other family members, and friends all over the Bay Area.