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April 30, 2014
Joan A. Shalamanda, 75, Germanville Road, Ashland, died peacefully late Wednesday night at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street, with her family at her side.
Born in William Penn, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Barrett Drosey.
Joan graduated from the former St. Joseph Catholic School and was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, both in Girardville.
She was a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are her loving husband of 55 years, Steve Shalamanda; four daughters, Joanne, wife of Larry Brindle, Pine Grove, Chris, wife of Jim Rineer, Mechanicsburg, Diane, wife of Ken Abbanato, Lantana, Florida, and Patti and her husband, John Cataldo, Pine Grove; a son, Steve Shalamanda and his wife, Rita, Ashland; grandchildren, Grant and Kevin Brindle, Jamie Hitz, Adam Rineer, Kendra Abbanato, Stephen Shalamanda and John, Nick and Evan Cataldo; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Ella Brindle and Carter Hitz.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Girardville, with the Rev. Edward B. Connolly, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call at from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions in Joan's name to the
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, 2 Lemoyne Drive, Suite 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043. To sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com. Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville, Timothy M. Sullivan, supervisor, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on May 2, 2014