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Diane Alice Bastian

December 31, 1951 — February 27, 2024

Monroeville

Diane Alice (Pisano) Bastian, 72, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Martin Pisano.  Diane was a 1969 graduate of St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh. She worked as a manager for many years at the former Showcase Cinemas in Monroeville. Diane was an avid gardener and was known for maintaining a beautiful backyard full of flowers and lawn ornaments. She loved all her dogs, especially her huskies. Diane loved to travel with her family. She loved the beach, where she was known to have her feet in the sand from morning to night and loved to swim. She also loved riding roller coasters and traveling to many amusement parks to ride. Diane loved The Beatles and Bon Jovi, she has been to every single Bon Jovi Concert that they have played in Pittsburgh! She was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, who never missed a game.  Most importantly, she was a great wife, mother, and grandmother and was considered to be a Mom to all.  She will be greatly missed.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Charles E. "Chuck" Bastian; children, Christy (Scott Wynne) Campbell, Ken Bastian, and Jeff (Amy DeStefano) Bastian; two grandchildren who were her whole world, Colin and Hudson Bastian; mother-in-law, Evelyn (the late Charles) Bastian; nephew, Robbie (Rebecca) Pisano; cousin, Melissa (Jeff) Davis; best friend, Kelly (Tim) Barger; extended family and brother and sister in laws.  There will be no visitation or services, per Diane's wishes.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  In lieu of flowers, Donations in Diane's name may be made to: Bonny Diver's Hair Peace Charities: 102 Cleveland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 and at hairpeace.org/ OR The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh : 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 and at humaneanimalrescue.org/ .  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

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