Obituary: Memorial planned for grande dame of Lake Dillon Theatre
January 8, 2013
A memorial service will be held in Silverthorne on Saturday for longtime Summit County actress Diane Kodera Gadomski, 80, who died in Indianapolis on Nov. 12, 2012.
For the Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Dillon, Gadomski played many varied and memorable roles in productions including “Other People’s Money” (2000), “Arsenic and Old Lace” (2001), “Three Tall Women” (2004), “The Oldest Profession” (2005), “Man from Nebraska” (2006) and “Driving Miss Daisy” (2011).
Additionally, Gadomski performed in many Backstage Theatre productions in Breckenridge, including “The Gin Game” (2000), “Three Viewings” (2002), “Enchanted April” (2006) and “Hidden” (2007).
LDTC executive director Joshua Blanchard acted alongside her in the LDTC’s 2004 production of Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”
“Working with Diane was the only experience I ever had as a performer where I felt I was getting a private master class in acting. She was beyond brilliant,” Blanchard wrote in a memorial. “She was the epitome of class, work ethic, kindness, talent and humor wrapped into one tiny, always-smiling frame of a woman. She will be greatly missed.”
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert (Bob), and a big loving family, including her Summit County theater family.
The service will take place at the new Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 89 Smith Ranch Rd. in Silverthorne at 11 a.m., with Mass followed by a reception in the parish center.