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Joan C. Staruch

August 31, 1932 - May 16, 2021

Service Date: May 20, 2021

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Joan C. Staruch 88 formally of Freeland a guest at The Laurel’s passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.
Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Birosh) Matas.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland.
Joan was a Registered Nurse for the former Hazleton State Hospital in the Maternity Ward later retiring from White Haven Center.
She loved her grandchildren, having Sunday dinner and conversations with her husband and family at her kitchen table. Joan enjoyed vacationing with family, stories of her grandchildren, watching their sports and dance competitions, going to New York, ordering from Sorrento’s, watching TV, reading gossip magazines, and her good friends and staff of The Laurels.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her Husband-;Thomas- November 14, 2012. Sisters; Leona Stivers, Elizabeth Burns, Mary Hludzik, and Delen Tabino.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are Son; Thomas and his wife Michele. Daughter; Kristin and her husband Joseph Palma. Grandchildren; Gabrielle Lizbinski and her husband Louis, Nathaniel Staruch, Mikaelyn Strauch and her fiancé Cameron Carsia, Tyler and Mattea Palma. Great grandchildren; Isabella, Nash and Isla Lizbinski. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 12 noon in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church 898 Centre St. Freeland.
Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Freeland.
Friends may call at McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and on Thursday at the church from 11:30 to noon.

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