Diane Kathryn Iffland

June 14, 1931 - June 5, 2020

          Diane Kathryn Iffland, age 88, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020.

          Diane was born in Philadelphia, PA, on June 14, 1931, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Haegele) Murray.  She retired after 30 years from the University of Delaware, where she was an administrative assistant in the Math department.  When not working, she spent summer vacations with family and friends in Cape May, NJ and eventually became a “Snow Bird” in Fort Myers, Florida, with her late husband, John.  Besides spending time with her “grands” and “great-grands,” Diane loved reading, dancing, music and a good red wine.

          Diane was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Iffland.  She is survived by her five children, sons, Donald Iffland of Centreville, VA, Eric Iffland (Robin) of Annapolis, MD and John R. Iffland of Newark, DE, daughters, Lee Raymond (Chris) of Landenberg, PA and Judith Pajerowski of Tampa, FL;  one sister, Geraldine Marsden of Sharon Hill, PA; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

          A public visitation will be held from 2 pm until 3:30 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, in compliance with COVID-19 regulations. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 220 Continental Dr. Ste 407, Newark, DE 19713.


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  • Blessings to all in your loss from New Jersey. I am a half-sister of hers that she did not know about until a few years ago thru Ancestry. Charles was my father, who left my mother when I was 3 (now 83). Hope all are well and safe. Sounds like she had a good life especially with so many. GOD be with all.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Diane, Aunt Diane as we called her. She was such a wonderful person and so much fun to be with along with Uncle John, miss him. Just last weekend my boyfriend and I drove by the house my mom and dad (Herb and June) and John and Diane rented in Cape May, NJ. It brought up many good stories of our vacations with your family when we were kids. Please let me know when and where you are having the celebration of life.

  • So much love for this family at this time and always. Great memories going back many many years. Plenty of these
    Are of spending time at the meadowood home. Years of hang-outs,celebrations,etc.. Mrs. Iffland was always a great host, putting up with us. Mr. Iffland also, it is great to think of him at this time also.. Looking forward to a celebration of life, she had a wonderful time.. Great Thoughts…

  • My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  • Dear Judy, Katie, Johnna, Lisa, and the entire Iffland Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. We remember her as a very loving and supportive person to all of you. Our hearts are with you during your time of sorrow.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grand and great grandmother. She will remain always in your memories of her, and as she looks down upon you during your joys and sorrows. My thoughts are with you and your families during this time.

  • My heart goes out to Diane’s family for their loss of such a wonderful woman. I knew her as a colleague who always had a good supportive word, backed up with her broad smile and, often just the right suggestion on how to get things done. Those of us who worked with her will keep her memory close.

  • I joined the math department of the University of Delaware as a young Assistant Professor in 1986. Mrs. Iffland (she was always Mrs. Iffland to me) guided my tentative way through the university and department guidelines for many years and occasionally rapped me on my knuckles for flouting them. She and the chair of the department, Ivar Stakgold, made a formidable team. Our relationship matured as I became wiser. Yes, I have fond memories of her.

  • Hello dear friends, we loved our “american Oma” very much, we will have she in our heart forever.

  • My condolences for the entire family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers.

  • So very sorry about your loss. Still remember Diane from when they visited Harry and Lou so many years ago.