Joan F. Zmuida, 86, of Pottsville,formerly of Village Road Orwigsburg, passed away Thursday, November 7th, at her residence.
Joan was born in Orwigsburg, on February 25,1933, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Davies)and Charles Daniel Fryer.
She was the widow of the late Joseph J. Zmuida to whom she was married for 57 years.
She graduated from Orwigsburg High School and then was employed at Alcoa, where she met Joseph. She was later employed for years as an Administrative Secretary for the Blue Mountain School District and also for the Broward County School District in Florida where she and Joseph lived for 17 years.
Joan was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church Orwigsburg and a charter member of New Horizon Methodist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida.
She was a member of United Methodist Women and other groups within the church. She was also a member of the Orwigsburg Lionettes. Joan was a long time Girl Scout and Leader in Orwigsburg. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling and participating in her local bridge and card clubs. Joan loved people and being part of many social activities both in Orwigsburg and later at Providence Place where she resided for the last two years.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Jane, wife of Thomas Ostroski, New Tripoli, and her son Joseph, husband of Karen , Chester Springs.
She is also survived by her grandsons Derek and Daniel Zmuida.
A Memorial Gathering will be held 9:00 to 11:00am on Tuesday, November 12th at Salem United Methodist Church in Orwigsburg. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00am in the church, with Pastor Stewart Warner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan's memory may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 132 South Liberty Street Orwigsburg,PA 17961.
Interment will be in Salem Evangelical Cemetery. Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family.
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Salem United Methodist Church
133 South Liberty Street, Orwigsburg PA 17961