Joan M. Yesnowski
March 04, 2016

Mrs. Joan M. Yesnowski, of Duryea, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Valeria Roslewicz Nazarchuk. She was a graduate of Duryea High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Emery Worldwide, Dunmore.

She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who passed away on June 5, 1990, son, Robert, who passed away on January 6, 2007, daughter, Karen Frantz, who passed away on December 30, 2012, brothers, Stanley Nazarchuk and Paul Nazarek and sister, Connie Thompson.

Surviving are:
Daughter, Gayle Haduck and her husband, Daniel of Pittston
Daughter, Hope Meranti and her husband, Joseph of Jenkins Township
Son, Andrew Yesnowski and his wife, Kristine of Haymarket, VA
Daughter in law, Kathleen Hoban of Old Forge

David Bastek, Robbie Yesnowski, Megan Levanavage, Amy Yesnowski, Alicia Haduck, Ryan Meranti, Robert Meranti, Lola Yesnowski and Roman Yesnowski
Great grandchildren:
Amira, Logan and Aaron

Brother, Daniel Nazarchuk and his wife, Julie of Orlando, FL
Sister, Jenny Nazarek of Duryea
Sister, Olga Kuzniar of Pittsburg
Brother in law, Joe Yesnowski and his wife, Rose of Duryea
Nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 10:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea.  There will be no viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral homes website,  


Guestbook Entries

Joining my family in Prayer over the loss of yet another family member. The gatherings at 108 Pettebone St have moved to a new location, joining those who paved the way for Aunt Joanie. Keep watch on those of us who remain. Love and Peace.

Stan S Nazarchuk (almost 5 years ago)

My condolences. I just found out today. I will make sure my father, Leonard, knows. We will keep you and all the extended family in our prayers. Ann

Ann Targonski (almost 5 years ago)

A wonderful lady, always ready with friendly greetings and smiles. My husband Steve often remembered school days at Holy Rosary School, and great times iin the neighborhood.. Joan, you will be missed. Hope your family and friends share and enjoy many memories and remembrances.

Mre. Stephen Echan (almost 5 years ago)

Aunt Joanie....My aunt,my godmother, my buddy. It was a blessing having you in my life. So many of my memories have you and your family in them and I cherish them .You will always hold a special place in my heart. Till I see you again. Love, Kim xo

Kim Cardamone (almost 5 years ago)

Joan.....We will miss you so much. You were like a Grandma to us!!!! Please watch over us. when Roman and Lola come in we will talk about all the great memories we had with you. And we will keep them busy!!!!!!! Love You.

Tyler and Matthew (neighbors) (almost 5 years ago)

My Sweet Aunt Joanie, you will be so missed. The wonderful memories of your fun spirit will always have special place in my heart. Knowing you are with ones that have gone on before you, and that we will all be together again, is such comfort. Put a good word in for us that will follow you! To all my PA family carrying so much sorrow in your hearts, please know my thoughts are with you, I wish we could all be in one place at times like this............ I love you ALL.

Dena Nazarchuk Grantham (almost 5 years ago)

Love you Gramma Joanie! You are greatly missed, thank you for all the wonderful memories. We are going to miss your many stories. Please say hi to Grandpa, Uncle Robbie and Aunt Karen for all of us.

Megan and Al (almost 5 years ago)

Love you grandma

Rob Yesnowski (almost 5 years ago)

Fare-thee-well, sister. Your spirit and wit will be greatly missed by family and friends. 'Til we meet again! Love, Jen

Jenny (almost 5 years ago)

Deepest sympathies to all the family. Are prayers go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in all the memories. May she rest in peace. Are Love and Prayers,

Raymond and Mary Levanavage (almost 5 years ago)

Soar high with the Angels Joan. Sweet lady & cousin. I will keep trying your mom's chili recipe! God bless. You & the family are in our prayers.

Mary & Phyllis Galuska (almost 5 years ago)

We're so sorry for your loss. Joanie was a great neighbor, always leaving treats and water out for Sadie when we would stop by on our walks. She'll be missed.

Nicole Zdaniewicz and Brian Morris (almost 5 years ago)

Deepest sympathies to everyone,I will miss you Joanie you where a wonderful person and neighbor.

Debra lukowicz (almost 5 years ago)

We will forever miss you.....You were a Great Neighbor and my boys loved talking with you on your front porch!!!! Rest in Peace!!!!!!! Love You.

The Sowdens (almost 5 years ago)

Mom, Thanks for all the great times we shared over the last 35 years. We laughed and cried together all the time. I will always cherish the times we had together and I will love you always.

Kathleen Hoban (almost 5 years ago)

Gramma Joanie, thank you for 25 years of amazing memories. Thank you for always being there for me, always supporting me, and mostly .. always believing in me. Not a day will go by that I won't think about you and all the times we spent together laughing. I am so lucky that i was able to call you my Gramma. Give Grandpa, Uncle Robbie, and My Auntie Karen a kiss and a hug for me. I Love You Gramma!!! Dont forget to give me a kick in the ass when I need it!!

Alicia (almost 5 years ago)

My dear sister....I miss you so much! As I write, I'm sitting at the round table where we laughed and cried so much. You will be in my heart forever. Till we meet again....I love you!

Olga (almost 5 years ago)

Dearest Mom: You fought long and hard, just as I fought long and hard for you! I know you are happy now, free of your pain and tiredness. Be happy with those who have gone before you, especially Dad, Karen and Robbie. I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Daughter Gayle (almost 5 years ago)

Deepest sympathies to the family. A special place in my heart is held for her, as most of my childhood memories are filled with happy kind moments we spent with her.

Rebecca Foley (almost 5 years ago)

Will miss you cousin. Please say hello to everyone waiting for you. Contact us if you can to tell us how beautiful the hereafter really is.

Annmarie Shishilla Nicolette (almost 5 years ago)

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