Diane Joyce Pestridge

Diane Joyce Pestridge

Diane Joyce Pestridge (69) of Marlton, NJ, passed away on February 11, 2024 after battling many health issues. Diane was born on February 20, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Doris (Raby) Basiura. She moved to Cinnaminson, NJ in her early teens and graduated from Cinnaminson High School. Soon after high school, she met and married the love of her life, Warren G. Pestridge Sr., and for the next 50 years grew and built her favorite thing, family. Diane had a special way about her, a gravitational pull that would bring her friends and family together. Diane was THE most selfless person, loving anyone and everyone unconditionally. She loved arts and crafts, being surrounded by family, music, baking/cooking, her fur babies, watching the Phillies and Eagles, and so much more. Diane loved to stay busy and always took care of others. Diane is survived by her husband of 50 years, Warren G. Pestridge Sr.; her children, Warren (Pokey) G. Jr. and Charlene Pestridge, Wendy and husband Keith Gerrity, and Jason M. Sr. and wife Caroline Pestridge. Her surviving grandchildren are Olivia, Krysta, Shawn, Alex, Alison, Emma, Riley, and Jason M. Jr.; as well as her great-grandchildren, Autumn, Scarlett, and Jackson. Siblings Russell Basiura, Sr. and Ethel Cintron and husband Julio, also many nieces, nephews.  Diane was beautiful, inside and out…she will be missed tremendously.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 9am – 11am at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro Street, Riverside, NJ 08057 where there will be an 11am service.  Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Special Olympics of New Jersey (, Special Olympics New Jersey, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.


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