Dianne Lynn (Allen) Krajcar Thomas died October 11, 2021 at Reston Hospital at the age of 71. Originally of the Clay area in Upstate NY, she was the daughter of Arnold Dwight Allen and Rosamond E. (Wright) Spicer/Allen. Both of her parents having been previously married and widowed, leaving 9 children.
She is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Hugh E. Thomas, and her two beloved sons, Stephen M. and Daniel R. Krajcar and his wife, Renee, of New York State; her three Diaz step-children and their families; and her step-children, Joshua and wife, Angela Thomas and Miss Sarah Thomas.
Dianne was a member of the Fairfax, VA Providence DAR Chapter, having six Revolutionary War Patriots, all on her mother's side. She also operated and maintained several History and Genealogical websites for Ontario, Yates, Saratoga and Oswego counties in New York State since about 1997. She had been interested and tracked her family history for several centuries. Her websites have helped many with finding their own family histories. She had made many friends in the field of History and Genealogy with town historians and other history buffs, as well as in other organizations such as a local Cub Scout troop in Central New York, and the Cicero Youth Soccer League, where she served as Vice President and then President of the soccer league. Her two sons and three step-children were all members for several years. Dianne was the 11th of 12 children. Dianne's best friends were her favorite sisters who both preceded her, Joan (Allen) Kimpel/Noonan and Barbara (Spicer) Beam/Wells/Malloy. She was also preceded by siblings: John Arnold Allen, Jean V. (Allen) Kerr/Arrigo, Beatrice (Allen) DesRosiers/Luis, Alice (Spicer) Knapp/Weber, Robert Spicer. She is survived by brother, Arnold D. Allen. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews in New York State and California. Her favorite niece, Valarie Kimpel, of CA, is her hero for taking on the care and bringing up her three young granddaughters and fighting against many odds in her struggle to help her granddaughters to grow into strong, responsible women with smiles in their hearts. A celebration of life will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, VA on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 2:00pm with memorial gathering beginning at 1:00pm.
Her ashes will then be transported to the Syracuse area for a Celebration of Life on November 7th from 2-4pm at Sears Middleton Mathewson Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., North Syracuse. Burial will be in our plot at Onondaga Valley Cemetery in Syracuse.
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