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Mrs. Mary Ann Barbara Diegelman Hertel

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Ann Barbara Diegelman Hertel

November 12, 1934 - February 14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 83


Mary Ann Hertel, age 83, went to be with our gracious Lord on February 14, 2018. She passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at her daughter's home in San Antonio, Texas.

Mary Ann was born on November 12, 1934, in Buffalo, New York to Freda and Sylvester Diegelman. She spent her entire life in Buffalo where she attended Mount Saint Mary Academy. After raising her five children, Mary Ann returned to the workforce for the County of Erie from which she ultimately entered retirement.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Freda and Sylvester; her beloved son, Jeffrey; her beloved granddaughter, Jessica; her sister, Theresa; and her brothers, Gerard and Kenny. She is survived by her son, James and his wife, Alicia; grandchildren, Dallas Ford and Tonya Metzger; great grandchildren, Bella and Riley; daughter, Debora Zack; grandchildren, Meagan Zack and Samantha and Dave Schupp; daughter, Susan Pisano and her husband, Steven; grandchildren, Matthew, Justin and Giovanna; son, Gerald and his wife, Julie; grandchildren, Kenzie, Madison, Bryn and Lauren; and numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann was a devoted mother, proud grandma and great grandmother, dear sister, aunt, great aunt and friend. Mary Ann loved to play cards with her siblings and friends and was an avid bowler. She dedicated many years to serving on the boards of her numerous bowling leagues, as well as the board of Rebecca Park. Traveling was a joy of hers and included trips to Australia, Hawaii, Rome and the Vatican City. But, her favorite adventures were to visit her grandkids. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by all her knew and loved her. Heaven got an amazing angel on Valentine's Day, She will be forever in our hearts.

A mass and celebration of Mary Ann's life will take place in the Spring in Buffalo, New York.

Memorial contributions in Mary Ann's name are requested to, Vitas Hospice Healthcare, 8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 300, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

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