Diane Epp

Obituary of Diane Epp

Diane Epp, 64, of Nutley, died Thursday, December 26, 2019. Born in Paterson, Diane was the oldest of three children born to Waldron W. Evans and Lenore Ruth (nee Ratzer) Evans. Raised in Kinnelon, she enjoyed the outdoors in her youth, especially ice skating on the many ponds in her Fayson Lakes neighborhood. After graduating from high school, Diane earned her Associates Degree from Montclair State University, and began a long career in real estate. She worked for many different companies over the years, most recently for Berkshire Hathaway in Livingston, and had served as President of the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors in 2008, as well as being a Board of Trustees member. She was also named Realtor of the Year in 2006. Prior to moving to Nutley, Diane had lived in Cedar Grove for many years, and that is where she raised her daughter, Cheryl. She loved entertaining in her home, especially on Christmas Eve, and was known for always being a welcoming hostess, capable of making everything just perfect. Diane enjoyed traveling the world, starting with a trip to Italy she took with classmates back during her years at Kinnelon High School. She was able to visit Aruba several times, as well as Mexico, England and many other destinations. Diane was a loving, caring person, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Animals pulled at her heart-strings the most, and she adopted many cats and dogs from shelters over the years. She also regularly volunteered her time and helped fundraise for many charities, most central being The Valerie Fund, which helps support children battling cancer and blood disorders. Diane is lovingly survived by her daughter, Cheryl Colgan; her mother, Lenore Evans, her brother, Waldron Evans; her sister, Nancy Mulcahy and her husband James; and many nieces and nephews whom she adored. A memorial service is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane's memory to The Valerie Fund (www.thevaleriefund.org) or the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter (https://njshelter.org) would be greatly appreciated by her family.
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