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Diane Jeffrey

April 6, 1960January 10, 2021

Diane Jeffrey, 60, of Norwich, passed away from ovarian cancer on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Diane was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 6, 1960 the daughter of Dietmar Solbrig and Helga (Wergin) Solbrig Rush and moved to Waterville, NY as a child. While living in Waterville she attended the Waterville Central School from which she graduated. Soon thereafter she moved to Norwich where she married her husband, Mark Jeffrey. Diane had been an employee of the Norwich Pennysaver for 40 years. Diane was an animal lover and was always there to rescue any animal in need. She leaves behind her cherished pets, Mossy, Remy and Cujo the cat. She was an accomplished gardner with an amazing green thumb. She also was an avid deer hunter. Diane enjoyed anything nature and would go camping with her husband whenever she could. She had a dry sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 32 years Mark Jeffrey of Norwich, her mother Helga Rush of Waterville, NY and her father Dietmar Solbrig of Terre Hill, PA. She also leaves behind her sisters Monika (Robert) Santucci of Cicero, Brenda (George) Pappas of NC, her brothers William Rush of Leonardsville, NY, Richard (Susan) Solbrig of TN, Robert (Kathy) Rush of Eaton, Eric (Sandy) Solbrig of PA, nephew Jeffrey (Taylor) Santucci of Cicero, niece Gabrielle (Josh) Rush and family, her uncle Klaus (Erika) Wergin, uncle Peter Wergin, aunt Barbara (Horst) Kukulies and family, aunt Elizabeth (David) Kocyba and family. Also surviving are her sister in laws and brother in laws Brenda (Gerald) Cuyle, Christine Jeffrey and Tim (Peggy) Jeffrey all of Norwich, her step mother in law Lorraine Jeffrey of Norwich. Many cousins also survive along with a special cousin Karin who shared Diane’s passion for hunting. A Memorial Service for Diane will be held on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Saturday from Noon until the time of the service at 1:00 pm. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution to Diane Jeffrey’s memory may donate to the American Cancer Society, at https://donate3.cancer.org for funding in cancer research.

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Randall Lynk

January 16, 2021

I am sorry to hear of her passing. Diane was a wonderful neighbor to have. Her love of the outdoors was easily apparent. Whenever I visited my parents, nice weather seemed to certainly mean she would be outside tending her garden or exploring the woods.

Pam Jones

January 16, 2021

Mark and family so sorry to hear that Diane passed! Worked with her at the Pennysaver for many years and enjoyed that. When I left I kind of lost track of everyone but will always remember her fondly😢 Keep the memories of her close to your heat!

Betsy Borchardt Moline

January 15, 2021

So very sorry to all her family. I worked with Diane for many years before I relocated down south. She was an amazing lady that I called my friend. Fly with the angels my friend, no more pain and suffering for you.

Theresa Campese

January 14, 2021

My Dear friend Helga Rush , I'm so sorry for your loss of your daughter Dianne Jeffrey...peace God bless my Dear friend and family members and her husband

Gary Lynk

January 14, 2021

So sorry for your loss, she was a great lady and will be sorely missed.

Diana Lynk

January 14, 2021

Diane was a good friend and neighbor for over 30 years. We will miss her. She was a very strong lady, she fought a hard battle and never complained. I am so glad I got to spend Thursday morning with her, even then she never complained we just chatted about different things. I still cannot believe she is gone. Rest in Peace Diane.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY