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Joan L. (Straka) Vonada

December 1, 1930 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 91)


     Joan L. Vonada, 91, of Lock Haven, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Richard C. Vonada, Sr. on October 8, 2007.

     Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Susan Straka.

     Joan was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Earlier in life she worked for Rayovac and JK Rishel Furniture. Joan was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Jersey Shore.

    Surviving are her sons Nicholas A. Vonada (Linda) of Zanesville, Ohio and Richard C. "Chuck" Vonada, Jr. of Lock Haven; two granddaughters, Nicole Shirer (Lance) of Ohio and Samantha Vonada of Williamsport and two great grandchildren, Michael and Lillian Shirer.

     A graveside service to honor the life of Joan will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville, with the Rev. Bert S. Kozen officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, Pa., 17701.

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Graveside Service
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery
4323 Lycoming Mall Drive
Montoursville, Pennsylvania 17754


Susquehanna Health Foundation C/o The Gatehouse
1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport PA 17701

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