Diane S. Bobnick

1940 - 2015

COOPERSTOWN - Diane S. Bobnick, a long-time Cooperstown resident, passed away peacefully late Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 2015, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego, with her family by her side. She was 75.

Born April 22, 1940, in Albany, she was a daughter of Daniel A. and Dorothy (Benedict) Slover. As a young child, Diane and her family moved to Cooperstown, a place she grew to love and cherish throughout the rest of her life. After graduating from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1959 she pursued a secretarial course and graduated from Mildred Elley in Albany.

Through the years, Diane served as a nurse's aide at The Otsego County Infirmary-which later became The Meadows--as well as The Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home. She was also employed as a clerk at the Fly Creek General Store and at CVS on Main Street in Cooperstown. 

A member of the First Baptist Church in Cooperstown, she married her husband, Louis J. Bobnick, in a ceremony there on November 26, 1965. For the past 40 years they made their home and raised their family just outside of Toddsville.

Diane will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, sister and aunt. 

Diane will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 50 years, Lou Bobnick, of Toddsville; their three sons, Michael Bobnick of Amsterdam, Daniel Bobnick of Hartwick and John Bobnick of Toddsville; one brother, Harold L. Slover of Fairfax, Virginia; one sister, Dorothy O. Smith and her husband, Roger, of Warnerville; and several nieces and nephews, Kathy, Dan and David Slover, and Roger, Russell and Megen (Whitaker) Smith. She is further survived by her faithful canine companion, Molly, who visited her every day during her stay at the nursing home. 

Diane always cherished her time with family, extended family and friends. She immensely enjoyed the waters of Otsego and Goodyear Lakes surrounded by her family and friends. She and Lou loved to travel the countryside, either by motorcycle or car. She loved to collect anything with turtles.

Friends may call to pay their respects to Diane's family from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. The visitation will be followed by a service at 6 p.m., with Richard Sliter, Acting Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, officiating.

Diane will be laid to rest in the Spring of 2016 in the Slover family plot in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the Fly Creek Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.