Alexander Ryan Diya

February 25, 1991November 22, 2021

Alexander Ryan “Alex” Diya, 30, of Stuarts Draft passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at his residence.

Born February 25, 1991 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL he was the son of Michelle (Cook) Clark and Morgan Joseph Diya. On January 20, 2018 he married Karina Olsen.

Alex was of the Jewish faith. He loved his family and never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. As an avid sports fan, he greatly enjoyed cheering on his favorite NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his son, Isaac Diya; maternal great-grandparents, Hank and Janet Picucci; and uncle, Ron Cook.

Survivors include his loving wife, Karina Olsen of Norway; devoted mother and stepfather, Michelle Clark and husband, William of Stuarts Draft; siblings, Michaela Harbinson and Jaime Clark both of Stuarts Draft, and Dylan Sargent of Florida; maternal grandparents, Pat and Rod Cook of Stuart, FL; special cousin, Ronnie Cook of Orlando, FL; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro with Pastor John Hamric officiating.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Augusta Regional SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.


  • Augusta Regional SPCA



  • Graveside Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021


  • Officiating


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Michelle CLARK

December 2, 2021

You are loved more than you’ll ever now every morning I wake up thinking of you and every night I go to sleep with you on my mind. Life will not be the same without you but I hold on to the hope that you are in a better place my love is with you forever. I love you, son ♥️ mom ♥️


December 2, 2021

Patricia Cook

November 30, 2021

Dearest Grandson Alex: I loved you from the first moment you arrived in this world. Your big eyes, and that adorable smile you always wore, made my heart grow, every time I looked at you. I know life was often a challenge for you, and for that I am sorry. But through your difficulties, you grew in wisdom, way beyond your earthly years. And in your heart you gained confidence and strength with every experience. You will be loved beyond forever and we will miss you every moment we are alive. Until we meet again in that heavenly realm, I will always be, Your Mim

Chelsea Keatley

November 27, 2021

Whoop Whoop brother <3
I can’t believe you have left us already. You were an excellent man. We have had so many wonderful memories together, young shenanigans in FL. We will meet again in ShangraLi my dear friend.

Sarah Fix

November 26, 2021

Dear Karina, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours and Alex's families.

Dylan Sargent

November 25, 2021

I couldn’t have asked for a better big brother. I’m sure gunna miss you I wish we had more time we might not have talked everyday I remember when I seen you last before you left Florida like it was yesterday I wish I could’ve gotten to be around you more. I love you bro. I’ll never forget what am amazing brother you was your memory will forever live on I know you’ll watch over our family. Till we meet again.

Shannon and Elijah Hagler

November 25, 2021

Alex was my first born nephew. He was an adorable, happy child with the most beautiful blue eyes I’d ever seen. I was around him a lot as he was growing up and when he became a man, he found his own life and I didn’t see him as often, as happens in families as people grow up, but he was always loved and I’m gutted by his premature loss. He will forever be in my heart. Rest In Peace, Alex...we will meet again one day. I love you.

Sharon Fox

November 25, 2021

Karina and the family of Alex,
My heart breaks for all of you. I just can’t imagine your pain. Karina, I know how much you loved Alex and whenever he was around I could see the love he had for you. That is something no one can take away from you.
Please know that your friends are here whenever you need someone. There are many prayers coming to you asking for strength to get you through the coming days and to have peace in your hearts.
Alex, Rest In Peace young man. 🙏

Siv Aina Thorbjørnsen

November 24, 2021

Dear Alex.
It was too early for you to leave us.

You loved sour candy. Like me. I loved that you sendt me packages of US candy.

It was a great treat for me to bring you to Hytta (the seaside cabin) at Skjæløy. You often spoke about it later, and we already had a plan to visit again next summer.

We had cozy times in Ryenveien, we made porridge and made christmas decorations.
Not that you cared a lot for christmas, but it was fun showing you different cultures and traditions

Hope you are in a better place Alex, the world is not the same without you.
No one could ever love Karina more than you did.
All my love and condolences to your family,
if there could be a way for me to be at the service, I would.

Rest in peace my friend.

Karina Olsen Diya

November 23, 2021

My love, my life, my everything... I can't believe you're gone. That I can never again hold you or be close to you. That we won't be growing old together, that everything we had planned is now lost. Every part of me hurts and feels broken without you. Our love was everything, strong enough to withstand any challenge thrown at us. I will treasure every moment we shared forever and my heart will always belong to you. I hope you are with our beloved son Isaac now and that one day you'll both be waiting for me and we can be together again. I love you so much, forever and always, my amazing and wonderful husband.