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AUSTINTOWN - Lauren S. Diego, 63, passed away Monday evening, March 10, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, following a courageous battle with myeloma.
Lauren was born March 19, 1950, in Youngstown, a daughter of Richard A. and Dorothy Yurcho Rafeedie, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1968 graduate of Chaney High School and worked for over 20 years as a beautician, owning her own salon, Hair Styling Unlimited, which was located on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. Lauren also worked as a pharmacy technician at Cornersburg Family Discount Drug for over 10 years.
Mrs. Diego was a member of St. Christine Church in Youngstown. She enjoyed gambling at Mountaineer Park & Casino, reading, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James J. Jim Diego, whom she married Feb. 14, 1970; a son, Dean R. Diego of Austintown; two daughters, Gina (Dr. James) Prommersberger of Hubbard and Jamie (Jon) Manser of Austintown; her mother, Dorothy Yurcho Rafeedie; four grandchildren, Dean A. Diego, James, Nicholas and Anthony Prommersberger; and a sister, Lynn (Donald) Deeds of Austintown.
Her father, Richard, is deceased
Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church on South Schenley Avenue in Youngstown.
Laurens family thanks her extended family members and her many friends for the love, help and support given during her illness.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences online to Laurens family.