Diane Olivia Tegethoff


Diane Olivia Tegethoff, 72, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Born in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Louis Leonetti and Helen Pozzuto Leonetti.
An accomplished businesswoman (retired), Diane owned and operated Leonetti's in Wampum and Card Creations in New Castle.
She graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Geneva College.
Diane was a member of St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in Chesapeake.
She enjoyed baking, sewing and community social events.
She had a big, beautiful personality and loved to cook and entertain in her home.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, William Tegethoff; her daughter, Gretchen Tegethoff of Virginia Beach; and her brother, Michael Leonetti of Fallbrook, California. She is also survived by her poodle and faithful companion, Tito.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church by the Rev. Brian Rafferty.
The family will receive friends at the church an hour prior to Mass from 10 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.hdoliver.com.
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Published on September 6, 2019
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Lee and Barbara Mcquiston
Sep 10, 2019
Our deepest sympathy in losing someone you loved so much she was a special person to so many .
Barbara Sparr
Sep 09, 2019
Dear Bill and Gretchen, My deepest sympathy on Diane's death. So many wonderful memories of times we spent together. I will always remember Diane and her smile and laughter. God bless you all. Love, Barb Sparr
Darlene Byers Brady Sommars (Class of '66')
Sep 09, 2019
Bill, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife.
My sympathy. God's blessings to the family.
Sandy Vitril
Sep 07, 2019
Bill, Gretchen and Mike, so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.