Diana Marie Barag

March 20, 1946 - March 14, 2022

Diana Marie Barag, 75, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida since 2016, formerly of Media PA, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, in Cape Coral. She was born March 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA to George and Carmella Koestel, now deceased.

Diana was of the Presbyterian faith. After attending Temple University, she became an accomplished pianist and piano teacher for years, including her role as the church organist at the former Packard Memorial Church in Media, PA for over 25 years. In addition to being a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and wife, Diana loved her animals– in particular her cherished dogs, and was also an avid gardener.

She is survived by her loving husband, Stuart Barag of Cape Coral; children, Patricia Koons of West Chester, PA, Christian Rawson of Glenside, PA, Todd Rawson of Kennett Square, PA, and Mandy Gerber of Chester, Virginia; sister, Linda Moses of Quakertown, PA; as well as nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Diana was preceded in death by her son Walter B Rawson III.

Services will be held in PA at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Memorial contributions in memory of Diana Marie Barag are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation, 191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, Illinois 60093.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Chris Rawson Mar 23, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    We will miss you forever Mom! I will cherish all the great times and conversations we shared.

  2. Patricia Koons Mar 23, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Mom, you chose me and you took care of me and your sacrifices will always be remembered. Until we meet again…fly high. I love you.

  3. Barbara Brooks Mar 23, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Diana’s family and friends. God bless her. Remember her well from Notre Dame HS many years ago. Same graduation class of ‘64. Great sense of humor. So sad. Will miss her updates and funny comments on Facebook.; with all she had been through she never lost her sense of humor. 🙏❤️🙏

  4. Carmella Mar 23, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    I’m still so heartbroken about the passing of my very dear friend. Sending love & prayers to the family 💔💐🙏

  5. Rosemary Russo Miley ( HS classmate) Mar 23, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Diana … you brought a smile wherever you went and many laughs to those who knew you.
    The world will be sadder without you.
    Peace be with you.

  6. Jackie Conklin, The Color Room Hair Studio Mar 23, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    It was such an honor to have been able to do Diana’s hair for the few short years I knew her. I loved her stories and her sharing how much love she had for her husband and family. She will be missed. Prayers to all the family and to her Precious husband, Stuart.

  7. Maureen M. Mar 23, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    I’m so incredibly sad reading this. My prayers and condolences to her husband, Stuart and her family and friends. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Through love and memories, you are immortal, Diana. You will be missed by many.

    When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. RIP Diana you are now flying with the angels. 💕

  8. Patricia Koons Mar 23, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you on behalf of the family for all the support and love we have received!

  9. Bill and Lynn Frelkie Mar 23, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Stuart and Family, Lynn and I are sad and sorry for your loss. Growing up in Packard I was so in love with Diana. She is at rest after her ordeal.

  10. Kelly Walsh Frizen Mar 24, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Blessings to the whole family. Your mom’s infectious laugh is what I fondly remember. You are all in my prayers. Love a Grist Mill friend, Kelly

  11. Bill Koons Mar 24, 2022 at 10:42 am

    RIP Diana and my deepest condolences to the family.

  12. Sabrina Tomassetti Mar 25, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Very sorry to hear you have gone beautiful Diana.
    I will always cherish our chat and the positive vibes you sent out to me .
    My sincere condolences to the family

  13. Rosemarie Kuhn Mar 30, 2022 at 12:57 am

    So sorry to hear about Diana’s passing. She loved her family to the moon and back. Diana and I go way back to Notre Dame class of “67””.and we’re in the orchestra together. We recently found each other on face book to find out we both lived very close to each other on the west coast of Florida but never got the chance to reconnect. I am so sorry that life pasted us by before we got the chance to reconnect. Diana was extremely special and loved her family and her dogs to the moon and back. Rest in piece sweet lady with your arms around your beloved son Walter.

  14. Joyce (Liott) Giampalmi Mar 31, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Deepest sympathies to all of Diana’s family — she loved all of you so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Diana, rest in the love and peace of our dear Lord. We, your friends from Notre Dame ’64 (Endies), will always remember you. I have some special more recent memories — seeing you at our 50th reunion, and a fun hoagie day at Carol’s. And we all strengthened our bonds using Facebook. You were the glue!! Watch over us, dear friend. Sending love and hugs.

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