Daily News, January 30, 2010

Most precious and loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away in her sleep on January 25, 2010. Born in 1926, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Louis Schnitzer and Bessie Miller. She lived her life giving to her family, friends and community. Dina was a lifetime Girl Scout, Board Member of the Woman’s Bowling Association and a life long member of Equestrian Trails Inc. She was President and Treasurer of Corral 20 for many years. Her passions included bowling, traveling and going on the Death Valley rides assisting as a crew member. She was E.T.I.’s office manager from 1983 and retired in 2002.

She is survived by her four children, Randy Graboyes and his wife Marilyn Brown, Jacquelyn K. Rainier and Domestic Partner Patricia Smith, Bonnie Graboyes, and Ronald Graboyes and his wife Christine Gilman; her grandchildren, Roxanne Graboyes, Rebecca Graboyes, Crystal Graboyes, Amanda Gilman and Stephen (Jack) Gilman; great grandchildren, Chase M. Graboyes-Reed, Raianna Graboyes-Reed and Degan Graboyes; and her sister Faye Zacky of California. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Daniel Graboyes; and her sisters, Dorothy Graboyes and Bertha Lewis Brown.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in her name be made to: The American Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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