Diane Marie Scholler

Diane Marie Scholler, age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away at her home on August 29th, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Jacqueline L. and Louis P. Scholler. Diane was a member of the 1969 graduating class of Plymouth White Marsh High School and went on to receive a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from Lebanon Valley College. She also pursued and received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Northwestern University. Diane worked as a chemist for DuPont for over 20 years until her retirement. In addition to her work, Diane was a member of the Millcreek Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary. Diane was predeceased by her cousin, Bruce McIlvaine. 

Diane is survived by her sister, Karen Scholler; and her cousins, Rick Munz, Paul Munz, Danielle Miller Hewitt, Ronald W. Miller, Alfred McIlvaine, Jr., Mike McIlvaine, and Robert McIlvaine; and host of dear friends and extended family. 

A visitation will be held on September 25, 2019 from 10 A.M to 11 A.M. with a memorial service beginning at 11 A.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forgotten Cats, Suite 422, 4023 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 19807. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Maggie Munz on
There is now a big hole in our hearts. Diane will be missed dearly.

Submitted by Linda Petrecca on
Ours prayers go out to Diane’s extended family. I knew her from very young, as we both grew up on Joshua Road and attended Lebanon Valley College together. We had lost contact for a bit, but I did see her last summer at one of the mini-reunions. She was always pleasant, no matter what ailed her, and, I am sure, will be sorely missed.

Submitted by Vicky Alender on
My husband Jeff and I first met Diane in 1981 in Seaford, De. She and Jeff had just started new jobs at the DuPont plant. We we all staying in the same motel until our living arrangements were made and since we had just come out of graduate school we only had one car. Jeff and Diane met every morning and she gave him a ride to work so I could have our car and run around with our 3 year old. Then we would get together in the evening and share pizza or fast food for dinner. Diane was so kind and very patient with our energetic son. We will never forget those days and the the many years we were all at DuPont together including the moves to Wilmington. It’s been many years ago but we spent many social times together with her and our DuPont “family “. She was always upbeat and very positive. We are very sorry for her sister and family and friends to hear of her passing.

Submitted by Linda M Williams on
My condolences to the family and friends of Diane Scholler. It was a pleasure to have worked with Diane at the DuPont Experimental station for a number of years. I will always remember her as a compassionate woman with a love for life. May the family be comforted at this time.