Diane Ong Komatsu

November 1, 1948December 23, 2012
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Diane Ong Komatsu, 64, of Laveen, Arizona, passed away on December 23, 2012. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 1, 1948. Diane attended South Mountain High School and Phoenix College. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. She was married to Warren G. Komatsu on March 13, 1976. Diane worked as a legal secretary for Judge Thomas Tang in Phoenix, Brobeck Phlager & Harrison in San Francisco and Brown & Bain and Bryan Cave in Phoenix, among others, over the past 40+ years. She was active with the GFWC-AZ Desert Jade Woman's Club, Arizona Matsuri Committee, Desert Cross Community Church, Japanese American Citizens League - Arizona Chapter and Laveen Lion's Club. She had a passion for quilting and sewing. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Warren, daughters Michelle and Lauren, mother Billie Ong, brother Gary (Jeannie) Ong, and various aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held at 5:00pm-8:00pm, January 4, 2013, at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. in Phoenix. The celebration of life service will be held at noon, January 5, 2013, at Bethany Bible Church, 6060 North 7th Avenue in Phoenix. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Anna Mae Bruning

January 5, 2013

Dear Michelle, Lauren and Komatsu family,
I extend my deepest sympathy to you both, your father, and extended family on the passing of your mother. When you both studied piano, I always admired that she drove such a distance! I know she was proud of your advancement too! Someday, you will be taking your children for piano lessons (maybe closer to home). After my mother died, I have prayed to her every night. It is comforting for me to discuss things with her. May God bless you and keep you all in His care. Love always, Mrs. B (Bruning)

Kassandra Weleck

January 4, 2013

We wanted to express our condolences on the passing of Diane, your daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was always so very kind, and we wish you peace during this difficult time.

Brian, Kassandra, Lily, & Evangeline Weleck

Marshall Ong

January 4, 2013

Auntie Billie, Warren, Gary, Michelle, Lauren, and Jeannie,

Diane is such a great person. It is hard to believe her passing. It seems that just a little while ago we were all young and gathering at the farm.

I will remember her as a quiet and sweet person. Things that happen in life are beyond are understanding. It seems she should have had much more years.

We pray for your comfort. We know because of Jesus we will see her in heaven with Uncle Soon, Uncle Jack, Uncle Harry, my dad, Greg and other that have went before us.

Our love always,
Marshall, Jeanette and Mark

Stephanie Hull

January 4, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Diane for 8 years. She was always very pleasant and willing to help in any way she could. She will be missed my many. You're entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories of her stay close to your hearts always.

Cindi Kishiyama-Harbottle

January 4, 2013

Dear Warren, Michelle and Lauren,
Please know that your mother was loved and will be missed by so many people. Diane has the biggest heart and shared it with everyone. She was kind and oh so gentle. I will miss her sweet smile. Sending you my love and sympathy. Cindi

Dinah Yee

January 4, 2013

I will miss my lifelong friend. Love to all of you.

susie bader

January 3, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your lost . Gary and Billie please contact me if possible Susie Bader

Lori McAdoo

January 2, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Diane for almost 10 years. She was funny, nice, kind and a very hard worker. She will be missed.

Jackie Morre

January 1, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with Diane. She was a funny, kind and gentle soul, and I know she will be missed but will remain forever in your hearts.

Roxanne McHugh

December 31, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Komatsu family. I had the privilege and honor of working with Diane. She was a kind and gentle soul. She will be missed!