2012-02-09 / Obituaries

Joan D. Karczewski

McConnellsburg, 77

Joan D. Karczewski, 77, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 19, 1934, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Stella ( Narczewsc) Pietruszka. She was married to Edward Karczewski, who preceded her in death in 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Laura Karczewski of McConnellsburg, and two sons: Walter Karczewski, Chambersburg, and Edward Karczewski, Hustontown; two grandchildren: Nathan and Emily Karczewski of Hustontown; and a nephew, James Flynn, Bayonne, N.J.

One daughter, Judith Anne Karczewski; a sister, Irene Flynn; and a brother, Walter Pietruszka, are deceased.

She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, McConnellsburg.

A registered nurse, she retired after many years as the RN supervisor at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia. Prior to that she had worked at Cumberland County Nursing Home, Carlisle. She had received her registered nursing degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Jersey City, N.J.

Having been blessed with many lifelong friends, she enjoyed life and had a passion for helping others. She was an avid animal lover.

A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Mc- Connellsburg. Rev. Fr. Joseph Nale was the celebrant. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Mc- Connellsburg.

M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, was in charge of arrangements.

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