Obituary of Alice Wolner
Alice Wolner entered into eternal rest on April 27th at her home. Alice Mary (Diker) Wolner was born on an infamous day in US history; Dec. 7, 1941 in Brooklyn NY to the late Alice Margaret Mulligan Diker and Matthew Diker. Alice grew up in Staten Island and is a proud graduate of St. Peter's Catholic School for Girls where she made lifelong friends and then attended every class reunion possible. After graduating from St. Peters, Alice worked in lower Manhattan and had fond memories of ferry rides and lunches in Battery Park.
Alice married Navy Sailor Charles A. Wolner on Nov 30th 1963 in Staten Island. The NY wedding celebration lasted into the morning with dancing to the music of the big band sound. This started a long marriage of traveling and raising their family. Navy assignments included several tours in Spain, South Carolina and Illinois. Alice loved her role as a Navy wife and enjoyed her connection with other military families. Wherever they were stationed, Alice found ways to give back to her church and community.
Alice and Charles moved to Rome, NY in 1974. Alice dedicated her life to her family and service to others. Alice was a Girl Scout leader and a catechist. She was a volunteer for many organizations including the Eagles Drum and Bugle Corps. For more than 30 years Alice volunteered at the Rome Nursing Home where she led activities and spent countless hours with residents. Alice was an active parishioner of St. Thomas Moore Church on Griffis Air Force base until it closed in 1995. Alice then joined the parish of St. John the Baptist where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Alice enjoyed knitting, crocheting, shopping, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Alice especially enjoyed going on cruises. She was brilliant at negotiating purchases while on vacations and enjoyed sharing her stories with friends.
Alice is survived by her husband Charles and her four daughters; Kelly Wolner (Annarose Foley), Mary Moore, Lynn (Scott) Burdick, and Charlene "Shoie" (Dave) McCarthy. Alice is also survived by her brother, Matthew Diker, her Aunt Gracie Finnerty, Sisters-in-Law Beverly (Richard) Moody, and Elayne (Robert) Campbell and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Alice and Matthew Diker, sister-in-law Diane Diker, and niece and goddaughter Tayna Diker Ewing, and nephew Brian Moody.
Proud does not begin to describe how Alice felt when she became a Grandmother to Samantha Herrick followed by, Phoenix Herrick, Justin Burdick, Joe Moore, Sarah Kate Wolner Burdick, Ava McCarthy, and Quinn McCarthy. Alice spent quality time with each grandchild and enjoyed their shows, dance recitals, concerts, and sporting events whether these events were in NY, NC, or GA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 4th at 1:00PM at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church prior to Mass from 12-1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alice's memory may be made to the St. John's Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.
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