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Diane Naomi Leibowitz

April 21, 1965August 28, 2020

Diane Naomi Leibowitz was born on April 21, 1965 and passed away on August 28, 2020 and is under the care of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc..

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Lew Shore

September 27, 2020

Naomi and I met at FSU. We were in and out of touch through the years.
When I was living in NY, we met up once. It was great to reconnect. We did again years later through Facebook.
She was one of the most creative people I have ever known. So beautiful inside and out. The world lost a wonderful soul.

Amy Carletti-Noji

September 27, 2020

Naomi was one of my favorite people at Delaware Humane Association. I worked closely with her on many projects in the 10 years I was a volunteer there. She was such a great person to be around. She and I shared many favorites in the cat rooms, especially the "different" ones. :)

You are loved and missed.

Mike Craskey

September 27, 2020

I met Naomi at Delaware Humane. She had an amazing passion for animals. We shared many stories of our pets, foster care experiences and life. Naomi was one of the kindest, most gentle people I knew. May she rest in peace and her memory be one of love and kindness.

Alix McDonough

September 27, 2020

A gentle and kind soul. The world is diminished by her loss.

Heather Jahns

September 19, 2020

I met Naomi through the computer game Guild Wars 2. We soon became fast friends, running around finding map breaks with our friend Wraith and more often than not, jumping right into trouble that we couldn't get out of. From GW2, she introduced me to Black Desert Online and we both fell in love with taming and training the horses in-game, always squealing excitedly when the other got a new cool horse or dying from laughter when we would accidentally drive them into rivers and couldn't get out.
Ennara was always the first person I would share funny posts or cute animal pictures because I knew they would bring a smile to her face and make her happy. Over the years she's been the most wonderful friend that anyone could ever hope to have. Someone to laugh and cry with. Who always was willing to help when someone else needed it. The loss of someone so beautiful, inside and out, has not only been heart-wrenching to me personally but to her online family as well. I miss her with all of my heart and still can't believe that she is no longer with us in this world. Love and miss you so much Ennara! You will always hold a place in my heart.

Alex Feigelson

September 10, 2020

I met Naomi online around 1998. We had a shared love of animals, absurd humor, and music. We were briefly roommates around 2002; her dog Kerberos and my cat Stella became fast friends, she would curl up and cuddle with him, and he would try to give her baths. Kerberos (Naomi called him Kerby for short) would make the cutest growls and grunts when he was happy, Naomi called it “growly love”. We both moved around a lot over the years, but we kept in touch, and gave each other a voice in the darkness for support, as we’re both night owls, and I knew she would be around at 3am if I need to chat, or cry, or laugh. I will miss Naomi with all my heart.

Jillian Gordon

September 6, 2020

Diane Naomi. I remember when she asked me to call her Naomi. I met Diane in High School and we were so close we went to Florida State together and came back to MD together and lived together in Baltimore for a few years before she moved to DC. I have too many memories of us romping around on campus at FSU. She had a ferret in our dorm at the time! And our dorm mates did not like ferret smells or us! We survived so many things together. I wouldn’t know where to begin to honor all those memories. I left baltimore in 87 and moved to NY.
Diane you are a beautiful person and so generous of love and spirit. Was joyous to share the moments we did. I grieve for those you left behind and know that you are still with us in spirit without a body in pain Sending love and prayers.

Beth Moon Singleton

August 30, 2020

I met Diane in 7th grade and with our friend Gwen, we became an inseparable three musketeers through middle school. Diane and I clung to each other after losing Gwen in a tragic car accident weeks before starting high school. After that trauma, she was forever like a sister to me. I loved her for her creative spirit, her quick wit and her infectious laugh. She always had a funny story to share and could make me laugh and cry at the same time.
We shared an inside joke about creating spectacles of ourselves. Two memories stand out. The first is when we were both 21 years old (which is about how old we were in the picture below). In an odd twist of fate, we both sustained knee injuries and were in immobilizer casts at the same time. Diane thought it would lift our spirits to go to La Plata Grande in Columbia for margaritas. We were surely a spectacle arriving to that bar in matching casts. We were approached by many wondering what had happened to us. Without flinching, Diane put our two stories together and told all who asked that we had been mugged on a ski slope. She didn't break character. We laughed all the way home. In the second spectacle, Diane was the most talked about guest at my wedding. At the end of the evening on that hot July night, the remaining guests and bridal party went swimming in my parents' pool. Diane was having such fun, she casually slipped out of her bridesmaid dress and joined the swimmers in the pool in her bra and slip. I threw my bouquet right at her in the pool, a favorite spectacle that comes up every anniversary. I was at that pool the very moment when I learned the news of her death, and through my tears, I thought again of that happy memory.
I love you, Di. You left an indelible mark on my life and made it better. Your gift of friendship will be treasured forever.

Sara Thornton

August 30, 2020

I met Naomi in a video game called Rift. We instantly had a connection and became very close friends. We had not been in close contact these last couple of years since both of us stopped playing the same game, but we did catch up every once in a while. I did not know she had health issues that were so serious, and I definitely am in shock to hear the news of her passing.

We had many good times together, she'd always laugh when I'd sing the "Jump Around" song during certain video game things we did together that required you to jump in the game. And she giggled every time and I loved that about her. I will miss her genuine laugh and that smile you could hear through even just hearing her voice and not being able to see her face-to-face. I'll never forget that she would submit an outfit for my wardrobe contest in the game every single week the majority of the time, and I can't forget her and Stephylol's wedding in game! Her and him have a special bond and I can't even begin to fathom what he's going through now. I'll never forget her and I'll always be thinking of her.

Naomi, Ennara.. I love you, I miss you, and you'll always forever be my tank and my healer in my heart. I hope you're with your fur-friends up in heaven and giving them good old pets and scritches as I know you missed them! <3

Allison Johnson

August 29, 2020

Naomi, for years we were inseparable. You were my best friend when I needed someone the most. Through the good and the bad, we could always count on each other. I miss you so much. You were a beautiful person inside and out, and the best fur-mom your kitties could have ever asked for. I love you dearly and I hope you have found peace.

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