Diane L. (Lucas) Evangelista

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Evangelista
Diane L. (Lucas)

Age 94, of Bridgeville, on October 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Theodore C. Evangelista, loving mother of Diane E. (Mike) Neiser and Ted F. (Barbara) Evangelista, devoted grandmother of Amanda N. (Mike) Spinella, Ted L. Evangelista, Deanna C. Neiser and Alexis D. Evangelista, sister of Jack (Barb) Lucas and the late Ann Tepsic, Sue Rosa, Ida Croyle and Joseph Lucas. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In 1946, Diane and her husband Ted started Evangelista Hair Care on Dewey Ave. Mrs. Evangelista served the Bridgeville community for many years. She became the first female Bridgeville Council member in 1973 and through her hard work, procured the property for Triangle Park. She also raised the funds for the purchase of the gazebo that is the focal point of Triangle Park and through proceeds supported the Bridgeville V.F.D. She served on the Bridgeville Planning Commission in 1972 and was named Who’s Who of Women in 1977. One of Diane’s favorite projects was organizing the first luminaria, which continued on for years as a Bridgeville tradition and involved many volunteers in the community. Friends received Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm, at the Warchol Funeral Home, Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). A Funeral service will be held on Friday, 11 am, at Bethany Presbyterian Church. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church or Bridgeville V.F.D.