Diana Marie Geier Calinger – 73 was born on October 13, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late George and Miriam O’Brien Geier. She attended South High School, in Pittsburgh.
In 1960, she married the late Joseph Calinger, Jr. and settled in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The couple had three children, all born there, Joe, Holly, and Jason. The family moved to Canfield in 1972.
While still in Pittsburgh, she worked for the Carnegie Library System, even working on “book-mobile” buses that travelled throughout the city.
Upon her move to Youngstown, she worked for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She worked at all 23 library locations, including the Main Library, Canfield, Poland, and the previous Cornersburg Station. She became a neighborhood fixture at the now closed Fosterville Station, growing to love her many patrons. She retired from the library system in 2005.
She enjoyed traveling throughout North America, visiting Canada, Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean Islands, California, Las Vegas, Seattle, and New York.
She was always so proud of her birthplace – Pittsburgh, Pa. She never missed an opportunity to visit, watching it transform itself from a steel town to America’s #1 City.
She was beaming when her only grandchild, Maggie Ryan, chose the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, to complete her studies.
She is survived by son Joe, daughter Holly and Vic Buente, son Jason and Mary Calinger, a granddaughter Maggie Ryan, a brother Tim and Kathy Geier (California), and two sisters, Alice and Mary Ann (California). She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (October 12, 2007), brothers Robert, George, and Raymond, and a son-in-law Vincent Ryan. She also leaves her cat, Shortie.
The family is requesting that donations be made to Angles for Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd. canfield, Ohio 44406 , www.angelsforanimals.org
Arrangements will be handled through the Fox Funeral Home in Youngstown. Friends can visit the website to View obituary and offer condolences www.foxfuneralhome.org.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home.
Prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Fox Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated by Fr. Terrance Hazel at 10 a.m. at St. Michaels (Canfield), she will be laid to rest with her husband at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.