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Dianne R. Ghertner

May 15, 1947 February 18, 2021
Dianne R. Ghertner
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Dianne Ruth Ghertner, nee Laslavic, age 73, of Elk Grove Village, formerly of Oak Park, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Dianne was born on May 15, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Louis and Helen (nee Shantz) Laslavic. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and received a bachelor of arts degree in history. Dianne was a school teacher and taught history for many years before becoming an educational sales representative.

Dianne was preceded in death by her son Andrew Ghertner. She is survived by her devoted partner Thomas Drabant, her son Paul Ghertner, former husband Gary Ghertner, sister Lynn Connolly (Terry), nephew Brian Connelly, niece Meghan Fazenbaker (David), great niece Emma Fazenbaker and great nephew William Fazenbaker.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation at P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at

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P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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