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Joan F. Shan

June 29, 2020


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Joan F. Shan

June 29, 2020

Joan F. Shan, 78, of Dallas, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the home of her daughter Lisa Katra of Nanticoke.

Joan was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florance Rozanski Gudashefski. She was a graduate of St Vincent’s High School Plymouth PA and was the valedictorian of her class in 1957. Joan had operated Shan’s Bar and Rozanski’s Tavern in Plymouth. Joan was also employed by Rex Shoe, Frye Boot and Topps Bubblegum.

Surviving are her daughters: Pier Price and her husband Tom, Dallas, Lisa Katra, Nanticoke, Tia Didyk, Kingston, and Kim Didyk, Dallas; grandchildren: Michelangelo Vaccaro and his fiancé Madison, Sage Price and his wife Jillian, Elijahblue Price and his wife Courtney, Nova Price and her fiancé Sam, Zane, Joan Kondraski and her husband Donny, Marvin Jayma and his wife Irene, and Sarah Bailey; great-grandchildren: Amoré Cameron, Gianna Cameron, Christopher Cameron, Cara Mia Cameron, Natalia Cameron, Donny Kondraski Jr, Miranda Vaccaro, Zara Price, Acacia Jayma, Jacub Jayma, Lilliauna Komrowski, and Evangeline Komrowski; sister: Carol Muth and her husband Peter of Jeffersonville, NY; nephews: Chuck and Todd; Niece: Michelle; Grand Nieces Bari Morgan, Lexi, Nikki, Antonia and her beloved dog, Bella.

“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.”

by: Henry Scott-Holland


Online condolences can be sent by visiting Joan’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.

A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.