M. Diane Prince
M. Diane (Goldschlager) Prince, 77, of West Hartford, died peacefully after fighting a courageous battle with ovarian cancer for six years on Saturday (October 8, 2005) with her loving family and dear friends surrounding her at the Hebrew Home and Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, Diane was the daughter of Sadye and John Jay Crone and lived for many years in Bloomfield and West Hartford. Diane was the quintessential Renaissance woman. She had many careers but her life was mainly devoted to her family and to her volunteer work in Jewish and community organizations. Diane served as President of the National Council of Jewish Women - Hartford Section and on many national committees as well, and was proud that she attended the 100th anniversary of the NCJW at their convention in Chicago. She was awarded the honor of the Hannah G. Solomon Woman of the Year Award for Outstanding Community Service in 1978 by the NCJW. Diane was also the President of the Hebrew Home and Hospital Auxiliary from 1987-89. The Greater Hartford Jaycees named Diane Volunteer of the Year in 1988. In 1991, she was elected President of the National Organization of Associated Auxiliaries of Jewish Homes for the Aged. In 1993, AAJHA honored Diane in recognition of her commitment to the education and training of volunteer leadership and professional staff. Diane served on and was an Honorary Life Member of the Board of the Hebrew Home and Hospital and Hebrew Health Care in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford. Diane is survived by her daughter Beth (Goldschlager) Robin and her husband Steven Robin of West Hartford; her son, George Schaler and his wife Barbara Schaler of East Longmeadow, MA; her daughter Leslie Schaler of Amherst, MA; her daughter Susann (Goldschlager) Riedel and her husband Peter Riedel of Winchester; her daughter Robin Goldschlager of Niantic, and her son Jim Goldschlager and his wife Jodi Pimentle of West Hartford. Diane is also survived by her grandchildren: Sharon, Christopher, Benjamin, Marissa, Lindsey, Katelyn, Spencer, Jennifer, Kristen, Michael, Mackenzie, and Mason as well as two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Maurice Goldschlager and Stuart Prince. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, at 12 Noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Due to the Yom Kippur Holiday, abbreviated calling hours will be observed at her home, 576D Mountain Rd., West Hartford, following the services until sundown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahams Blvd., West Hartford 06117. Diane's family wishes to thank the Connecticut VNA Hospice, as well as Bonnie Gauthier, Kristen Kinney, Dr. Henry Schneiderman, Rabbi Gary Lavit and all of the dedicated employees of the Hebrew Home and Hospital for their devoted care. For further information, directions or to share memories of Diane with her family, please visit online at

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