- Diane Marie Robbins of Takoma Park, Maryland died Sunday, July 31, 2016, of heart failure.
Born November 11, 1945, in Monticello, Maine she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Phyllis Wade.
Diane graduated from Bridgewater Classic Academy in 1963. In November of that year, she joined the United States Navy. She was very proud and passionate about her commitment to her country. She was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Star and a National Defense Service medal with the bronze star during her Naval career, after being stationed at Anacostia, and Coronado. She opted to retire and returned to Maryland in 1993. For the past 23 years, she found her second career as an administrative assistant. She joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a legal secretary in 2003 where she found challenge and enjoyment. She retired from service in early 2016.
Diane was an avid reader whose home always overflowed with books. She was a skilled knitter, often donating her afghans. She enjoyed her daily cup of orange spice tea and she looked forward to time spent with family and friends near and far. Diane was tremendously proud of her granddaughter Kayla and would share pictures with all she met.
She is survived by two children, her son Michael Witty of Clearwater, Florida, and daughter, Allison Kimble of LaPlata, Maryland; two brothers Terry Wade of Houlton, Maine, Brian Wade of Oxnard, California and one sister Lezlie Carson of New Brunswick Canada.
A memorial will be held at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Home for our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780 (). Online condolences and tributes may be made at