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Diane Aileen (Doane) Trinter
October 27, 2023 ~ December 18, 2023
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Diane Aileen Trinter Diane Aileen Trinter (nee Doane), born in Lorain, Ohio October 27, 1930 to Russell E. Doaneand E. Aileen (nee McGrady) Doane passed away on December 18, 2023. Diane attended Lorain City Schools. While she was at Longfellow Jr. High School and Lorain High School, she enjoyed extracurricular activities such as gymnastics programs, operettaperformances, being an office aide and being part of the Lorain High School's acapella choir. She graduated in the Class of 1948B. Upon graduation, she attended Baldwin-Wallace University from 1948-1952. While at Baldwin-Wallace University, her involvement included the Women’s Recreation Association, Student Government Assembly, Yearbook Club, Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity/Bowling Team, 1950 Baldwin-Wallace University Sweetheart Queen, Aquiline Synchronized Swim Club (help founded), President of the Campus YWCA (junior year) and the Baldwin-Wallace University Sailing Club. She graduated in the Class of 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and a Minor in English Literature. During the summer, she worked for Lorain City Parks. From 1952-1965, she taught Home Economics and Sophomore English for 13 years at Oberlin High School. In 1965, she married Robert E. Trinter and they established their home in Lorain.
Diane enjoyed many activities during her lifetime. She was President of Lakeview School PTA and Treasurer of the Lorain High School Band and Orchestra Booster Club for 2 years. She loved attending Lorain High School basketball and football games. She was Co-Chair of the Prom to Dawn Committee in 1986-1987. She was President of the Lorain City Parent Teacher Association Council where she was awarded a life membership to the Ohio State Parent Teacher Association. She was a member of the Lorain Women’s Bowling Association 600 Club, Purple Martin Landlord, a racing sailor and taught sailing for the Lorain Yacht Club.
Diane also belonged to many organizations. She belonged to the Signers of The Declaration of Independence through John Morton, one of our 56 signers. Through John Clifford, she belonged to the 1st Families of Ohio. She is a Life Member, Family of Bruce. She was a 61 year member of the Nathan Perry Chapter NSDAR, during which time she served as Regent, 1st Vice Regent, 2nd Vice Regent, Secretary for 31 years, Custodian of Flags, DAR Representative of Lorain Veterans Council, Treasurer of the Lorain Memorial Association, helping to plan Memorial Day ceremonies for over two decades as well as marking Veterans graves on Memorial Day. Diane was active in the JROTC program since its inception. In 2018, she was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year in American History” by the DAR State Organization. Diane also belonged to the Lakeland Woman’s Club and The Antique & Collectibles Department.
Diane was a member of First Lutheran Church. She served on the Church Council and Endowment Board as Secretary for both. She drove for the Meals on Wheels program for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Trinter and her parents. She leaves behind 5 children: Susan Marie (Richard) Tager, Jane Marie, James Martin, Catherine Aileen (James) Bucci, Philip Doane (Christine) and 5 grandchildren: Victoria and Joseph Bucci and Gabrielle, Luke and William Trinter.
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Visitation is scheduled at Boyer Cool Home for Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street Lorain, Ohio from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28th. Memorial services will be on the following day, Friday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1019 W. 5th Street, Lorain. Burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park 44805 North Ridge Rd., Amherst, Ohio.
If you would like to make a memorial contribution, please send to either: First Lutheran Church, 1019 W. 5th Street, Lorain, OH 44052 or Nathan Perry Chapter NSDAR, 615 Main Street, Vermilion, OH 44089