In Loving Memory of Joan M. Waznak
Joan M. WaznakTripp Park Section of Scranton, PA October 21, 1931 ~ June 28, 2017 Date of Service: June 30, 2017
Joan M. Waznak, 85, Tripp Park Section of Scranton, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning. She was the wife of the late Frank T. Waznak, Jr. who died September 29, 2004. They had been married 51 years at the time of his death.
Born and raised in South Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria Kapuscinski Staniszewski. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was a devout catholic, attending or watching mass daily as well as praying the rosary. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in North Scranton and faithfully attended St. Ann’s Novena year after year.
Joanie, Gram, or G.G. as she was known to her family, dedicated her life to caring for her husband and raising her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. To her family and friends she was known as an excellent cook and baker, always making her famous dishes for family parties and holiday gatherings. She enjoyed and was always present at her grandchildren’s sporting events, dance recitals, school functions and graduations, as she was so very proud of all of her family’s accomplishments and wasn’t afraid to let you know!
Her family would like to thank Dr. Barry Minora and his staff and the staffs of the Green Ridge Care Center and Geisinger – Community Medical Center for the care and compassion provided to Joan over the years.
Surviving are her daughter and caregiver, Deborah Waznak, with whom she resided, three sons, Frank III and his wife Patricia, John and his fiancé Donna Walsh, and Robert and his companion Barbara Snedeker, all of Scranton, three granddaughters, Rebecca Thomas and her husband Joe, Dalton, Jeanne DeSantis and her husband Anthony, Roaring Brook Twp., and Kristen Waznak, Scranton, a grandson, John Waznak Jr., Scranton, six great grandchildren, Nico, Noah, and Nora DeSantis and Emma, Joey, and Sophie Thomas, two sisters, Ruth Hill, Scranton, and Eileen Forister and her husband Mike, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Walter Miller, Albert Miller, John “Jack” Staniszewski and Richard Staniszewski.
The funeral will be held Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30AM in Holy Rosary Church 316 William Street in Scranton. Interment will follow on the family lot in Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 4-7 PM and Friday morning from 9:30-11AM at the funeral home