In Remembrance of Jo Ann M. Stas
Jo Ann M. StasDunmore, PA June 30, 1950 ~ August 23, 2013 Date of Service: August 31, 2013
Jo Ann M. Stas, Dunmore, died Friday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.
Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Tomcho Stas, upon the loss of her parents at a young age she was raised by her late great-uncle and great-aunt, Joseph and Mary Tomcho Horosko, who were her guardians. Jo Ann was a resident of Throop prior to moving to Dunmore. She was a graduate of Throop High School. Her employment consisted of Secretarial and retail sales, having being employed by Scranton Craftsmen Inc., The Globe Store, she also owned JMS Computer Inc. and in later years did accounting work from home.
She was co-editor-in-chief of the Pirritano Newsletter which reached over 170 homes throughout the United States, Canada and South America. One of her most beloved hobbies was researching genealogy via websites, libraries, cemeteries, courthouse records and visiting areas of interest regarding her research.
Her special passion for flowers of any kind made her feel as though they were special gifts from God that made people smile and happy. She enjoyed making wreaths and floral arrangements for family, friends and those in need.
She is survived by her caregiver and dearest friend, Jo Ann A. Pirritano, Dunmore; and her adopted family, Frances Mancus and family; Donna and John Gatti and families; Angela and Frank Kosiur and son; and her dear friend, Nellie Palumbo; cousins, Frank and Dorothy Tomcho, their children, Kathy and Jill; James Tomcho; John and Renee Tomcho, their children, Quinn and John Henry; Noreen Tomcho-Nirelli and her family.She was preceded in death by her special little canine friend, Heidi.
Her funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Private interment in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Olyphant. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning.