July 18, 1941 - October 16, 2016
Diane T. Marsh
Diane T. Marsh, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Surviving her is her husband, Rabe F. Marsh, of Cranberry Township; sons, Christopher, and his wife, Bonnie, of Centerville, Pa., Daniel, and his wife, Tracy, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Steve, his wife, Lisa, and four granddaughters, Corinna, Mia, Molly, and Taylor, from Plymouth, Mass. Diane is also survived by brothers, Fred and Jerry Thimme; and sister, Meredith Kuhn. Throughout her 33-year-long career as professor at the University of Pittsburgh, she shaped the success and progress of the institution, as well as her students. Author or editor of 12 books, she was described as a “true contemplative in action.” She served as chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) Taskforce on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance, and as APA representative on the American Bar Association Task Force on Mental Disability and the Death Penalty. As a recipient of the Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship in 2003, she had the opportunity to influence public policy through her work in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. Henry Adams reminds us that a teacher affects eternity. Diane has touched eternity through the generations of students, family, and friends she has influenced, loved, nurtured, and supported. She will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being directed to the American Cancer Society .