Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD


Diane Clare Emmons

23 March, 19547 January, 2020
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On January 7, 2020, Diane Clare Emmons peacefully passed away. She was the beloved wife of Patricia Joanne West; devoted mother of Paul H. Emmons, III and his wife Marguerite and Andrea Chenowith and her husband Luke; loving grandmother of Paul H. Emmons, IV, Luke Chenowith, Jr. and Violet Chenowith; Cherished daughter of Rose Shaffer and the late Robert Shaffer; loving sister of Susan Canoles, Kathy Shaffer and her husband Robert Goldrick, Richard Shaffer and his wife Stefanie Levine and the late Rose Marie McCauley and David Shaffer, dear friend of Paul Emmons, Jr.; dear sister-in-law of Edward McCauley and beloved Aunt of Heather Canoles and several other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. (9705 Belair Road Nottingham, MD 21236) on Saturday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. where a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. A Committal Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Moreland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left at: www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com


  • Patricia Joanne West, Wife
  • Paul H. Emmons, III (Marguerite), Son
  • Andrea Chenowith (Luke), Daughter
  • Paul H. Emmons, IV, Luke Chenowith, Jr. and Violet Chenowith, Grandchildren
  • Rose Shaffer, Mother
  • Robert Shaffer, Father (deceased)
  • Susan Canoles, Sister
  • Kathy Shaffer (Robert Goldrick), Sister
  • Richard Shaffer (Stefanie Levine), Brother
  • Rose Marie McCauley, Sister (deceased)
  • David Shaffer, Brother (deceased)
  • Paul Emmons, Jr., Friend
  • Dear sister-in-law of Edward McCauley and beloved Aunt of Heather Canoles and several other nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Saturday, 11 January , 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, 11 January , 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, 12 January , 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, 15 January , 2020


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Melissa Kirby Warrington

January 17, 2020

My Deepest and Sincere Sympathy Pat and Family.

Please know that you are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Iacobelli

January 13, 2020

My cousin Diane and I were best friends growing up even though we lived in different states. We got into a lot of trouble together too. I was her maid of honor and she was my matron of honor and godmother to my son. I have so many good memories f times we spent together! My condolences to Pat, Paul and Andrea, my Aunt Rose and all my cousins.

Ronnie Harshman

January 10, 2020

Dearest family and friends of Diane,
The very beginning of our group we named the BLOSMS happened because Diane was the initiator of our long-lasting Scrapbooking getaways. What fun times we had and wonderful memories to hold her in our hearts forever.
My heartfelt sympathy to Pat, Sue and the gallery of family and friends she has left behind. I remember her telling us stories about the family functions that were always filled with laughter and innovative ideas. May those memories help you all get through this initial, intense grieving period but make you laugh out loud, as she would want you to, sometime in the future.
With my very deepest sympathy,
Ronnie & the BLOSMs

Patrick Mooney

January 10, 2020

I am saddened to learn about Diane’s passing. She was a wonderful employee at SSA. I have many fond memories working with Diane on urgent projects where deadlines were unreasonable but Diane never got rattled. She was always calm and stayed focused, She accomplished the goals with her team and always payed tribute to all who participated. She will be remembered in my heart forever,

Mark O'Donnell

January 10, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Diane while we were both in OTSO (now OHE). She was dedicated, hard-working and always looking for ways that she could make things better. She had a wonderful sense of humor and the kind of curiosity that enabled her to see things from different perspectives and points of view. As a branch chief, she was always looking for ways that she could help and support the people in her branch. She felt a strong sense of responsibility for enabling them in their jobs and for helping them to work toward promotions in their own right. I enjoyed working with her immensely and was sorry to see her leave. She was a truly fine person and I'm sure that her family and close friends will miss her very much. Please know that her professional colleagues share your grief at this time.

Denise Demback

January 10, 2020

Diane was a strong and beautiful woman who made her mark in this world and will sorely be missed. May you rest in peace.

Steve Gorham

January 10, 2020

Sorry to hear. RIP Diane.

Steve Gorham, SSA

Bernadette LePore

January 9, 2020

Diane could always brighten any day. No matter how grumbly I might be, I’d always wind up laughing when spending time with her. Her zest for life and generous heart are sorely missed.

Dorothy Ford

January 9, 2020

It was a pleasure being your companion and friend. I will cherish the memories that will forever remain in my heart. Love,

Barbara Stanislawsli

January 9, 2020

Rest in peace Diane.