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Cesario, Diana Gold

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November 20, 1967 - July 18, 2016

Cesario, Diana Gold

Diana Gold Cesario passed away on July 18, 2016.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Cesario; her parents, Earnest and Sylvia Deadwyler; sister, Elizabeth Robinson; children, Logan Gold and Lauren Gold; stepchildren; Robert Cesario, Brenden Cesario, and Mackenzie Cesario; and nephews, Christian Robinson and Seth Robinson.

Diana graduated from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson and Texas Tech University (cum laude) where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a Public Relations and Marketing Communications professional and associated during her career with JC Penny, Galleria Shopping Center, May Kay, Inc., The Shops at Willow Bend and Metro PCS, winning many local and national awards. Diana was creative and innovative in her work, and participated in Leadership Plano and volunteered with charitable programs supporting the local community.

She was a consistent and strong advocate for the underdog and fearless in seeking redress of grievances for those in need of help or support. Her ready wit and her infectious smile will be remembered and missed by those who knew her well.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Hope’s Door, Plano, a favorite charity of hers.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Christy Williams Barry

December 05, 2016 11:11AM

Its been awhile since JCP. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family.

Gail Goldasich

July 26, 2016 10:29PM

My very deepest sympathies to all of you, especially Logan and Lauren, in the wake of Diana's untimely passing. We had many "kid update" calls and I'll miss those. You all will remain in my prayers. Love to all.

Gail Goldasich

July 26, 2016 7:33PM

My deepest sympathies to all of you, especially Logan and Lauren on Diana's passing. Though we hand't spoken in a while, Diana and I had many long "kid update" conversations. You are all in my prayers.

Richard Goode

July 25, 2016 9:10AM

I first met Diana when she was a little girl one Christmas eve many years ago. Diana and her younger sister, Elizabeth, were the daughters of my fiancé's sister, Sylvia, and her husband, Earnest. I was privileged to meet this remarkable family and watch Diana mature into an outgoing, confident and beautiful young woman. My late wife and Diana actually worked at Mary Kay for a few years at the same time. Aunt and niece would sometimes pass in the halls and stop to hug and share family updates. Both are gone now long before their time, and the world is a much poorer place for it.

Prayers of support and much love for Sylvia, Earnie, Elizabeth, Logan and Lauren.

Richard Goode


July 24, 2016 9:27PM

This is truly a sad and heartbreaking loss. Diana was kind, motivated, and positive. She had the best advice and stories to make you laugh for hours. Never a frown on her face, Diana was always smiling. She will be missed tremendously. Rest in peace beautiful angel.

Valerie Quintanilla

July 24, 2016 7:41PM

Your beautiful light touched my soul the day I met you. I remember you saying that you thought I was so strong. I remember thinking to myself " If she only knew". Your own strength is all I ever saw when I was around you my friend. May you rest in peace and may your legacy of hope be carried out for years to come. Diana, you will be missed.

Laurie Goyen

July 24, 2016 2:48PM

Diana. I will miss you my sweet friend. Rest in Peace. Love you.


July 23, 2016 12:22PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Great memories from several church trips at Arapaho United Methodist with Diana.

Teresea Rose

July 23, 2016 10:13AM

My heart goes out to all of Diana's family. I knew this sweet, vibrant lady when she worked at Mary Kay. Blessings to all of you. RIP Diana. Give your Aunt Elaine a big hug for me.

Shirley Lane-Leverett

July 23, 2016 8:52AM

My prayers for you, Sylvia, and all your family is that God gives you all peace and understanding in the coming days. I'm praying for you all. My heart cries with you.

Christie Watts

July 23, 2016 8:19AM

I was great friends with Diana at Tech. She was always the life of the party. So sorry to see this. Sending prayers to the family!

Davin Bernstein

July 23, 2016 4:44AM

So sorry to hear of Diana's passing. We worked together at MetroPCS. She was a real professional and great to work with, but you could tell her family was most important to her, and for that I respected her even more. Condolences to the family.

Dana McNelly Sanchez

July 22, 2016 8:52PM

I am so sorry for the loss of Diana. I loved her and cherished our college memories and beyond. Prayers and peace for all your family.

Robert Cammack

July 22, 2016 8:01PM

It is very tragic when a child dies before their parents. My sympathies are with Lizzie and her parents as I have felt the loss of a child and my daughter lost her sister.

Susi (Neely)Byram

July 22, 2016 4:44PM

So sad to hear of her passing. I remember Diana fondly from church. Sending prayers and hugs to her sweet family.

Doug Brumfield

July 22, 2016 2:29PM

You were truly on in a million. Thanks for always sharing laughs and great taste in music with me. You will truly be missed!