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Diane L. Disbrow

September 6, 1951 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 66)



   Diane L. (Vermilya) Disbrow, age 66, a resident at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa., left her Earthly home for Eternal Life on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  She was born in Elmira, New York on September 6, 1951, the daughter of Frank “Ed” Vermilya and Barbara (Packard) Vermilya.  Diane attended schools in Elmira, Williamsport and Canton, graduating Canton Area High School in June of 1970.  She resided in the Pocono region for a number of years where she was employed as a sales consultant and office worker for the Fernwood Resort.  It was there that  she met he husband to be, Frank Disbrow.  Diane experienced a debilitating  disease at age 31.  However, she pushed forward through rehabilitation so as not to be defined by her limitations.  In later years she and her beloved husband resided in Ulster, Canton and LeRoy  Township where they spent many wonderful years together.  Diane made friends easily and was always ready to engage in a conversation on any topic.  She served on the Resident Council at Highlands and spent many hours playing cards and Bingo, and attended church and special activities.  She will be greatly missed by the many friends she made.

Survivors include stepmother Mary Vermilya of Northumberland, sisters Cindy (& David) English of Stroudsburg and Marybeth Vermilya Endress of Bloomsburg, nieces Samantha (& Manny) Varkanis and Olivia (& Kyle) Veen, nephew Wesley (& Beth) English, a great-niece, several great-nephews and numerous cousins and friends.     She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Disbrow, father Frank “Ed” Vermilya, mother Barbara Gee, grandparents Floyd &Leone Vermilya and William & Mary Packard.  A graveside service will be held at Beech Flats Cemetery at noon, Saturday, December 16, with her cousin Mr. Dennis Vermilya officiating.The family requests that memorials be directed to The Highlands Care Center (denote Resident Activities), PO Box 10, Laporte, Pa 18826, or to the Animal Care sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, Pa., 18817


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2017

Time: TBD
CANTON, PA 17724

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