Joan Pamela Cohen, 54, of Swoyersville, beloved wife of Joel Cohen, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born in Watertown, Mass., Joan was a daughter of Mae Lobban, Jenkins Township, and the late John Lobban. During her teenage years, she lived in Holden, Mass., and graduated from Chattam College, Pittsburgh, with degrees in French and Spanish.
For more than 20 years, Joan worked as a travel agent for Forbes Travel, Pittsburgh; Rosenbluth Travel, Philadelphia; and most recently, Tenebaum's Vacation Stores, Kingston. Her fondness for languages and her love of travel led her to visit six continents and see many world landmarks, including the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza, Jerusalem's Western Wall and the Taj Mahal.
Joan is survived by her husband of 19 years, Joel; her mother, Mae Lobban, Jenkins Township; stepdaughter, Marley Cohen, New York, N.Y.; many cousins, nephews, aunts and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Friends may call noon until time of service.
Published in Times Leader on July 10, 2013