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Diana Umansky

Diana Lynn Umansky (Kern), 71, of Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 18, 2013. She was born in Newark, Ohio, and lived in West Orange for 42 years before moving to Lexington in 2007.

Mrs. Umansky worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines, based in Newark. She later worked as a caseworker for the NJ Department of Labor and was also a Tupperware dealer and manager for eight years. Later, she worked as a paralegal at the law firm Maloof, Lebowitz, Connahan and Oleski in Chatham. She also worked at Gennett, Kallman, Antin and Robinson in Parsippany and Pittney, Hardin, Kipp and Szutch in Florham Park.

She graduated from Newark High School in 1959 and received a bachelor of arts in religion from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1963.

In Kentucky, she was involved in the Newcomers Club of Lexington, cochairing the membership committee and participating actively in the club’s dining out, lunch matinee, and book groups and in meet-and-greets for new members.

She was a member of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph, whom she married in 1965; her daughter, Sherri (Carol) Comerford of Kensington, Md.; her son, Stephen (Barbara) of Versailles, Ky.; two brothers, Robert Kern of San Mateo, Calif., and Jack (Marianne) of Tierra Verde, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 21 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Markey Cancer Foundation or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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