David B. Diana

May 26, 1951January 2, 2013

David B. Diana, 61, passed away on Wednesday January 2. David was born in Plainfield and lived in Union and worked in the auto industry for over 30 years. His main passion in life was his family, especially his children.

David is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Sarah, his children David Jr., Amy, Stefanie, and Angela. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren David III and Dylan, as well as his brothers Paul, Douglas, John, and Peter, his sister Carol, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday January 6 from 2-6 PM at the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Ave Union. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Monday January 7 at 10 AM with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

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Kenneth Young

July 3, 2017

First of all I hope this is the friend that used to live by me on Birch Ave. Plainfield NJ? I lived in the address of 35 Birch Ave. Plaiinfield, NJ. We were child hood friends and I was 5 and he was 6 years old. We had the best of times that you could possibly have at that age. After I moved away at the age of seven we lost touch but here it is many years later and I woke up thinking about him so I decided to look him up. I am very sad that I lost a very good child hood friend. My parents knew his parents and the whole street knew everyone, it was a great time to be growing up there. May you rest in piece my friend in God's arms. Sincerely, Kenneth R. Young.

Amy Diana

May 26, 2013

Words can't express how much I miss you...I miss your laugh your hugs your many things. I know that you are always with me but my selfish side wants you HERE with me....I am so lucky to have you as my father and am honored to be your daughter. You never let a single day pass by without telling me how much you loved me...I still hear your voice in my mind..thank you for everything you taught me dad and I promise to continue to make you proud until we meet again....always in my heart and thoughts...LOVE YOU DAD xoxoxo Amy Marie

Tom & Veronica Rose

January 8, 2013

We are soooooo very sorry for your loss. Dave had become such a good friend to Tom over the last few years & we will miss his smiling face at the car lot. Our thoughts & prayers of sympathy go out to your entire family during this difficult time of grief.

Michael Blumenfeld

January 7, 2013

My thoughts are with all of you during this unexpected, difficult time. RIP David, and know the impact you had on friends and loved ones will be remembered forever.

January 6, 2013

Sarah my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and the kids time will help heal the sorrow and the memories will last forever . Dave always kept you in high end cars during our x ray school days . Dave always had a smile and will continue to smile on the family
Peggy Hausleiter. Bridgewater nj

mark brock

January 6, 2013

"David, i remember the night i was outside of toyota in tears, and i said to you i dont how i am going to be able to take care of my son, you said, dont worry god takes care of those who takes care of there children. I will always remember you my friend "God bless you"

Eileen Wan

January 5, 2013

Sarah, my heart is breaking for you. Sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. <3

The Amato Family

January 5, 2013

Dear Sarah & Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time and always. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you. Never forget that David will always be with you and watching over you. May your love & memories for one another comfort you.
With all our love
Aunt Linda, Uncle Joe, Christopher, Jami, Michael and Family

Doug Long

January 5, 2013

David, I will always remember all of the good times we had at Toyota and especially our conversations and laughter. Not only were you the one everyone went to talk about anything, but always the rock that kept the guys working together and as close as family. I always admired the love you had for your family and especially the pride you showed for all of their accomplishments. You always knew just what to say when things went wrong,you coached everyone both in personal and business , and although you will be sorely missed, I'm sure “the boys” would agree that we will carry with us the memory of you and all you have taught us both in the auto business and, to a lot of us now, as a father, and family man. We will always be here for your family should they need anything, as you were for always there us. May god rest your soul in peace.

Michael Diana

January 5, 2013

David our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The memories we have of you and all of us together will forever be etched in our minds. Our sympathy goes to Sara and the family. May your good memories of David keep you strong. We love you all and have enclosed a picture of most of us cousins.
God Bless you all,
Michael and Andrea Diana