Diane E. Clark
March 29, 1958 - June 11, 2024

DIANE E. CLARK: Age 66 of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away suddenly in her home early the morning of Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Diane was a force. Born March 29, 1958, in Greenville, PA, she knew quickly she wanted more than she was told she should. After graduating from Thiel College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business Administration, she went on to Duquesne University School of Law in 1980. Diane didn't love law school, but she loved her new home in Pittsburgh and the friends she made along the way. After graduating in 1983, she practiced as an attorney in the city for forty years until she retired in 2023. Diane was a fierce, compassionate, and whip-smart advocate for her clients as they faced some of the worst moments of their lives through her practice in personal injury and family law. Her skill and drive inspired her daughter, Elena, to follow in her footsteps.

Diane was an avid gardener and friend to the wildlife who, despite her best efforts, ate the fruits of her labor. She has read every Sue Grafton novel and seen every season of the Great British Baking Show. She enjoyed knitting and baking, but adamantly did not enjoy cooking. When her children were young, she was an incredibly involved parent in the Fox Chapel Area High School Choir Department, and took particular pride in a costume she sewed a dozen knick-knacks into for the school's production of Guys and Dolls.

Diane loved the peonies in her garden, her treasured pets over the years, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Mary Tyler Moore. Most of all, though, she loved her children, Elena Meth and Nathaniel Meth, and husband, Jeffrey Meth, who survive her. Diane taught her kids to always fight for what you believe in, to be the first and last at any event, that you're never too busy to lend a helping hand, that you're never above getting dirt under your nails, and that there's very little in life that can't be helped by a quick dance party and some coffee flavored ice cream.

Diane is preceded by her parents, Hugh Clark and Rosellen Moller, her brother, Glenn Clark, and his wife, Annette, and her sister, Kathy Padrta.

The family is extremely grateful for all the kindness and well wishes sent so far. In lieu of flowers, due to the sudden and unexpected nature of Diane's passing, any donations to the memorial fund to help defray the cost of final expenses are deeply appreciated. Any excess will be donated to the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh's Injured Wildlife Fund (www.humaneanimalrescue.org ). Details for a memorial service will be posted to Diane's memorial website (https://everloved.com/life-of/diane-ellen-clark/). 

Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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