Diana Jewett Memorial Fund

Our beloved friend and former coworker Diana Jewett passed away in New Orleans on May 19, 2016 after a long illness. She was unable to work as her illness progressed, was denied Social Security disability benefits by the government, and before she died incurred substantial medical expenses.

At the time of her death she had no life insurance to pay for a funeral or burial. Her siblings and other family members have been forced to cover her expenses even as they pay for the end-of-life expenses for Diana's father, who also died recently.

Diana was part of the ALPA family for more than eight years, running the ATA MEC office at Midway Airport in Chicago from the day it opened until the day it unfortunately was closed due to the shutdown of the airline. We know her independent spirit would not have wanted her family to have to bear the cost of her final days alone.

We created this page to raise whatever funds  we can to honor Diana's memory and assist her family. The family has not asked us to do this, and if they refuse our contributions we will donate the proceeds to the ALPA Emergency Relief Fund to help other ALPA families.  

Thank you for your support, and for being a part of Diana's rich but too-short life.

Rusty Ayers
Former ATA MEC Communications Specialist

PFE Tim Griesa
Former ATA MEC Secretary-Treasurer

Capt. Kevin Friel
Former ATA MEC Chairman and ALPA Executive Vice-President

Donations

  • Marcia Eubanks 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Cher Nyhous 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Erik Engdahl 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Lori Garver 
    • $300 
    • 49 mos
  • Marie Schwartz 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rusty Ayers 
Organizer
Huntley, IL
Janet Manno 
Beneficiary
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