Jurenka, Diane

August 31, 2004

DIANE (nee Hudak) JURENKA, 51, of Danbury, CT., wife of David Jurenka, passed away at CT Hospice in Branford on Thursday, July 29, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Diane was born in Baltimore, MD on May 6, 1953, daughter of Catherine (nee Wilson) Hudak and the late Franklin A. Hudak. She grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Towson State University with a bachelor of Science degree and from Sacred Heart University with a master's of Business Administration in Strategic Management. While at Sacred Heart University she was a member of the Council of Graduate Students, and she received the Dean's Leadership Award in Business Administration. Diane worked for several years as an account executive for the Pillsbury Company, and most recently was employed as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Financial Assistance of Sacred Heart University. In 1992 Diane met the love of her life, David, and they were married in 1994, beginning ten years of love and devotion to each other. In December 2001, Diane participated in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, carrying the torch as it passed through Hartford Connecticut. Diane loved to work in her garden, relax on her patio, and to play golf. Her zest for life, friendly spirit and strength of character touched all who knew her. She had an infectious smile which brightened the day of all in her presence. Diane will live forever in the hearts of her family and friends. In addition to her husband mother, Diane is survived by two brothers, Steven Hudak of Grasonville, MD and Frank Hudak of Baldwin, MD and a sister, Dr. Deborah Faith Hudak of Casa Grande, AZ, several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Bernie. Funeral Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Monday. In lieu of flowers contributions in Diane's memory may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 44 Spring Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Green Funeral Home of Danbury, CT was in charge of arrangements

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