EWSUK, Joan A.
Age 79 of Elmira Heights, NY. After a full life, Joan passed peacefully in the loving care of her family in her home early Friday evening December 20, 2013. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved children. Her grandchildren kept her smiling through her final days. She is predeceased by her parents Mabel & William Gaffigan; husband William Ewsuk; brothers Bill, Bob, and Paul Gaffigan; sister Madelyn Gaffigan; brother-in-law Gabe Ewsuk (and his wife Lois); sister-in-law Sonia Palladino (nee Ewsuk); and daughter-in-law Lauri Ewsuk. She is survived by her children Bill (Katje), Kevin (Jill), Timothy, Zoe (Doug) Crane (nee Ewsuk), Nick, Faith, and Serge Ewsuk (with significant other Nancy Curiale and her daughters Breanna and Saige), sister Carol (Bill) Lajeunese; sisters-in-law Ann and Lynn Gaffigan, Kathleen Petrochko (nee Ewsuk) and Gloria Ewsuk; brother-in-law John Palladino; grandchildren Engineman First Class Alex (Susan), Karian (Jarrod Muller), Avvram Ewsuk, Sargent Kyle Crane, Matthew Crane, Stephen (Katie) Lupica-Ewsuk, Tyler, Nick, James, Gabriel and Joshua Ewsuk; great grandchildren Alena Muller and Mackenzie Lupica-Ewsuk. Joan was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 154 Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 2297. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, December 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. Panikhyda will be held at 8:15 pm. Her burial service will be held there on Monday, December 23rd at 10 am. Rev. Fr. Daniel Mahler will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Published in Star-Gazette from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2013
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901