Joanne Szish Smith
Enjoyed Crafting, Archery

Joanne Szish Smith, 63, Lackawanna County, died Feb. 11, 2018, at Mountain Top Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Ruislip-Northwood, Middlesex, England, she was the daughter of Melvin and Rose Mills Szish of Luzerne and was a 1972 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. Joanne worked at the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Co. and its subsidiaries from 1972 until her retirement in 2015.

She enjoyed crafting, archery and cherished lunch outings with her friends and coworkers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 2004; and her sister, Linda Sukaloski.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and father, are her stepchildren, Ann Marie Smith and Mary Ellen Weitzel; brother, Michael Szish, Mountain Top; nieces, April Rawheiser, Wilmington; Dawn Van Fossen, Slocum; and Diane Meyer, Collegeville; nephew, David Szish, New York; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of her family.