Joan Blockus Plava

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Joan Blockus Plava, 84, of Slocum Street, Forty Fort, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was a resident of Forty Fort for over 50 years.

Joan was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre to the late Leo Feebish and Aida Tewkesbury. She graduated from Meyers High School, and then from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse by Mercy Hospital, as a nursing instructor. She then later worked as a private duty nurse and then completed her career as a nursing instructor at Valley Crest Nursing Facility.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. She was a member of Holy Name Parish prior to the consolidation. She was an avid golfer and was a member of Fox Hill Country Club. Along with golf, traveling was one of the things she loved.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Blockus Jr.; son, David Blockus; and brother, Robert Feebish.

Joan is survived by her son, Mark Blockus, wife, Humeyra, Austin, Texas; brother, Leo Feebish Jr., Michigan; sisters, Ada Gunster, Dallas; Virginia Ritts, Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Evan Arda Blockus, Geoffrey Nadolski; great-grandchildren, Eric and Sean; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home at 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Swoyersville. The interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the College Misericordia School of Nursing, 301 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612.

For more information or to send an online condolence, visit
Funeral Home
Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc.
1044 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 17, 2014