May 9, 2020 Philadelphia, PA Loving Sister, Aunt, and Friend

DIANE EHRLICHMAN, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her home.

Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Leonard J. Ehrlichman and the late Marianne Ehrlichman (nee Reynolds). Diane grew up in Glassboro, New Jersey, where she moved with the family in August 1955, and lived there until she moved back to Manhattan in the late 1960’s. Diane lived in Manhattan most of her life, with relatively brief residences in Havre de Grace, MD, and most recently in Philadelphia.

Diane began a career in film and sound production in Manhattan, working for a number of production companies before starting her own company in the 1970’s. Over the years, Diane worked on many documentaries, Fortune 500 company in-house productions for training and advertising, and numerous television commercials. She was instrumental in the original promotional commercials focused on the Mexican government’s development of the Mayan coastal region, and in the early 1970’s, filmed the first commercials promoting Cancun as a premier destination resort. Diane supervised the music on three exceptional documentaries; Ingrid (1984), Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1987), and Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge (1990).

Diane enjoyed the arts and literature. She read voraciously and prided herself on completing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles in ink. Diane enjoyed travel, having visited most of Europe during her life. She was an avid photographer, displaying her photographs of windows, doorways, and unusual architecture from all over Europe. Diane loved her pet dogs, who lived with her for many enjoyable years – especially her pugs – Vito and Carlo, and most recently, her maltipoo, Joey.

Diane is survived by her brothers Paul Ehrlichman (Mary) and Richard Ehrlichman (Isabel); her niece Melissa Ehrlichman; her nephews Dr. Paul Ehrlichman (Michaela), Daniel Ehrlichman, and Dr. Richard Ehrlichman (Christina) and their children, Alex and Sidney Grace; and other loving relatives and friends.

At her request, services will be private.

Donations in Diane’s name and memory may be made to Holy Name Church, Holy Name of Jesus – St. Gregory the Great Parish, Franciscan Friars, 207 West 96th Street, New York, NY 10025.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com.

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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Memorial Donations

Holy Name Church, Holy Name of Jesus – St. Gregory the Great Parish

Franciscan Friars
207 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025.


Funeral Service

At her request, services will be private.


  1. We were so sad to hear the news of Diane’s passing. I first remember meeting Diane on my wedding day. My Dad and I were sitting in the limousine waiting for our time to go into church when a taxi sped into the parking lot and out jumped a lovely lady in a flowery dress. We watched as she met Jim and they ran towards the door…..my Dad and I looked at each other and smiled….it was our turn to go in. That was 35 years ago, June 1, 1985. Joe and I and our boys Conor, Casey and Chase have wonderful memories of time spent with Diane. She was kind, funny, compassionate and passionate about life. I learned a lot from Diane, I appreciated her advice on career, antiques, and cooking…especially her famous Cassoulet. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane’s family and we wish Diane eternal peace.

    Sue & Joe Colasurdo | May 24, 2020 at 10:44 AM
  2. I have had an empty space in my heart for many years when our family first lost Diane. There are no words to express my sorrow now. But wherever she is and whoever she is with, they are certainly enjoying her great wit, expansive knowledge, marvelous sense of humor, and engaging personality. God bless you.

    Jean Spooner | May 22, 2020 at 8:21 AM
  3. I have so many nice memories of Diane. She introduced us the the Columbus Avenue Flea Market, going to South Street Seaport, the rental house in the Hamptons, eating white trash casserole, drinking port wine, her love of farms and old quilts and all the books she shared. She had a great sense of humor and knew everything about everything. I will never forget you and your kindness and our great days in NYC…❤️

    Julie Murphy | May 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM
  4. This is hard for me to write. I was married to Diane for 17 years. Diane was a unique woman: witty, worldly and always empathic. I was not the best husband I could have been. But I always have Diane inside of me, with her unique verbalizations, unconditional love and kindness, warm view of humanity, unique humor and almost encyclopedic mind. She was one of a kind and her passing left a hole in me and New York City.

    James Colasurdo
    Brooklyn, NY

    James Colasurdo | May 17, 2020 at 9:56 AM
  5. We are so saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. She was a good friend, neighbor, and fellow New Yorker. Diane will live in our hearts forever.

    Janet and Jay Stromer | May 16, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  6. Diane was a wonderful person and one of my dearest friends. We worked together at National Video and first bonded walking uptown on 9/11
    and rapidly grew from there. I will miss her warmth, her laughter, and sharing secrets over many glasses of wine May God bless her. I will
    pray for her and never forget her.

    Cindi Hahn | May 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  7. I am so saddened to hear of Diane’s death. She was a truly talented sound designer and an exceptional friend to all of those who were fortunate enough to have met her. When we lived in the City, Diane and I would take our pups to the doggie park where Diane was always working on how she could help another person with one thing or another. She was such a kind soul, always so helpful to others and Diane’s witty personality was like no other. I, like so many others whose lives she touched, will miss her terribly. All of us have lost such a sweet, kind lady.

    Mary Felder | May 12, 2020 at 11:50 PM

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