Diane Podlech Turriff

Profile Updated: June 15, 2020
Diane Podlech
Class of 1959
Currently residing In San Gabriel, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Arlen Turriff, class '59 San Gabriel High
Children, Grandchildren 7 Cats - Sunshine, Moonshine, Boo, Billy, Sox, MommaCat & Mai Tai
Occupation Title Retired
Yes! Attending Reunion
Current Paid Member of SPHSAA

Through 2023

Occupation(s), Career Details

Allstate Insurance 33 years

Other South Pasadena schools I also attended

Oneonta Elementary
South Pasadena Junior High

Family history living in South Pasadena

My grandparents (Podlech) moved from Oakland to San Marino. My other grandparents moved from Gallion, Ohio to SoPas. My mom and Dad met at PCC. We lived in SoPas till 1960. I married Arlen in 1967 and we have been in San Gabriel ever since

Family members who also went to SPHS

Father: Rollin Podlech Class 1930
Mother: Dorothy Kraft Podlech Class 1931
Brother: Bob Podlech Class 1964
Brother John Podlech Class 1955
Aunt Ruth Kraft Alexander
Aunt Marion Kraft Class 1929?

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with

Michelle Guerra Harris '59
Jess Mortensen '59
Tom Corso '60 (Deceased)
Paul & Colleen Ferrer '58
Deanne Weed Davis '59

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Anything at Coffee Gallery Backstage Altadena.
Randy Sparks, Jim Curry ( songs of John Denver) Barry McGuire, John York The Licata Brotthers

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

Stephanie Plum stories, All CSI's, Titanic, Gone With The Wind, Big Bang Theory

[Date] What's happening in my life now

Retired, Doctors appointments, fishing, visiting Maui when I can

Diane's Latest Interactions

Diane Podlech Turriff has left an In Memory comment for Robert Tewksbury.
Nov 13, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Mr Tewksbury was a teachers teacher. He was young when he started teaching at SPHS but I see he went on to higher learning. I remember how many people wanted to be in his English class and studied 'Tale Of Two Cities'  I was in his speach class and I really learned confidence in talking to an audience. I always wondered what happened to him and I see he did well. I always remember his sense of humor and how he could laugh!!


Diane ( Podlech) Turriff


Class of '59

Jun 15, 2020 at 6:14 PM
Sep 22, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Sorry we missed the reunion but Arlen and I we involved in a serious auto accident crossing a cross walk and were hit by a drunk driver, It has takem a lot out of our lives.