Diane Marie “Tuffy” (Parsons) Kasian
Age 71, of Newfield, NY, passed away at home on January 24, 2023. Diane was born on the 27th of June in 1951 on Staten Island.
Diane was strong-willed, brave and rebellious straight through to the end. Diane loved spending time at her home in the country. She spent most days of her last years with her youngest granddaughter, Clara, who kept her smiling every day.
Diane had a career as a Maintenance Supervisor at Cornell University. She worked at Cargill Salt Company and at US Salt Company in Watkins Glen for several years. She was the original co-founder of HiWay HiFi in Ithaca.
She is survived by her children, Scott (Seeley) (Mandy) Hunter, Chase (Karyl Demeree) Kasian and Barbara Kasian; and Lee Kasian; her twin sister, Donna Smith; eight granddaughters, and one grandson. She was predeceased by her sisters, Andrea “JoJo” Vorrasi and Carol Brannaka. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.
Please join us in celebrating her life at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Wednesday (Feb. 1) from 4pm-6pm; followed by a memorial service at 6:00pm.
A memory or condolence may be left at RoyceChedzoy.com.