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Diane (Evans/Gray) Ratowski, 59, of Fairport, NY, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023 surrounded by friends and family after an 18-month fight against cancer.

Diane was born December 28, 1963 in Whitesboro, NY to Richard and Janet (Burky) Evans. She graduated from Whitesboro Central High School in 1982, Alfred State College in 1984, and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute at Utica in 1986. Diane prided herself on a long and successful career in healthcare information services and management.


Diane was a vibrant and joyous presence in every life that she touched. She was extremely active and loved the outdoors. She loved volunteering at her husband’s adventure races. Her mom and brother have endless stories about her from decades-worth of trips to Myrtle Beach. Her closest friends can recount any number of antics while camping or hashing. She more than deserved her trail-name: Party-Doll. Camping, hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating, playing card games, running, and hashing with friends and family were all pillars of Diane’s daily life right up until her passing.


Diane is predeceased by her father, Richard Evans.


Diane leaves behind and is loved by her husband Tim Ratowski, her two daughters, Stephanie Gray (and her husband Christopher), and Natalie Gray, her mother Janet Evans, and her brother Scott Evans (and his wife Jill), as well as a substantial community of extended family and life-long friends.

To pay respects to Diane and her family, calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Thursday, December 21 at Miller Funeral Home, 301 Main St, Victor, NY. Interment will occur in the spring at White Haven Memorial Park’s Nature Area on Forest Trail 105, Stone 33.


In lieu of flowers, Diane desired contributions towards the construction and dedication of a memorial bench at a local recreational trail. Contributions can be made at


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