Mass to take place Jan. 24 for executive assistant

January 22, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Staff

A memorial mass for Diane L. Hymore, who was the longtime executive assistant for former UT President Lloyd Jacobs, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m.



Hymore, 58, died Jan. 19.

Family, friends and colleagues are invited to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 5153 N. Summit St. in Toledo. The Rev. Anthony Borgia will officiate the mass.

The Toledo resident joined the MCO staff in 2001 as team coordinator in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Two years later, Hymore moved to the President’s Office. In 2004, she was named administrative associate and later that year administrative assistant to the president. In 2012, Hymore was named director of administrative operations for the president and the senior leadership team.

She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2012 and left the University in 2013.

Family, friends and co-workers formed a team for the Walk to Defeat ALS in 2012. Since then, the UT team, Nana’s Flowers of Hope, has raised thousands of dollars for the ALS Association with a mum sale and participation in the walk.

To honor Hymore, the University created an award in her name. She received the inaugural Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award in 2013. The recognition is presented annually to an individual whose work defines the core values of UT in Hymore’s spirit of support, encouragement and service.

Memorials are suggested to The University of Toledo Foundation designated for neurosciences at UT Medical Center.

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