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Joan L. Krasnahill

May 5, 2021


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Joan L. Krasnahill

May 5, 2021



Joan L. Krasnahill, 86, of Hanover Township, passed away Wednesday May 5, 2021 at Timber Ridge Health Care Center Wilkes-Barre, PA.  She was born on June 18, 1934 in Larksville to the late Walter and Florence Wasick Ripka. Joan graduated from Larksville High School.


She was employed as a switch board operator at Bell Telephone prior to having children and primarily a housewife working part time in the local garment industry and other various jobs.  Joan was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius church Wilkes-Barre, PA


Joan was a member of St. Aloysius’s PTA during her children’s school years. Joan enjoyed attending the sporting events and activities of her grandchildren accompanied by Teddy, the love of her life, and later devoted caretaker.


She is survived by her husband of 64 years Theodore Krasnahill, Daughters Cynthia Anne Phillips and husband Robert, Montoursville, and Mary Joyce Stefanowicz, Warrior Run, grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Mallery and husband Vaughn, Gabrielle Alyssa Philips, and fiancé Garrett Moser, Jared and Justin Stefanowicz; sisters Florence Harbaugh and Linda Price.


The family would like to thank Dr. Susan Warner, Dr. Glen Finney, and the staff at Timber Ridge Health Care for their care in her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.


Funeral services will be held Monday May 10, 2021 at 9:30 from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home 89 Park Ave. Wilkes-Barre. Followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. from St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, at St Aloysius Church Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre.


Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.


Friends may call Sunday evening 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.


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