Joanne Ontko

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July 27, 2012

Joanne M. Ontko, 67, of York, Pa., and formerly of New Freedom, Pa., passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at York Hospital, York.

Joanne was born March 24, 1945 in Harding to the late George and Helen (Simko) Mehal.

She was the wife of the late Myron N. Ontko.

Joanne worked for 12 years at True Value in Shrewsbury, Pa., and was previously employed by the former K-Mart in Shrewsbury.

Joanne was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents and late husband, Joanne was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob and George Mehal.

Joanne is survived by her fiancé, Leighton Anstett, York; her daughters, Cheryl Bailey and her husband, Brett, New Freedom; Kim Dablock and her husband, William Jr., York, and Heather Rabenstine and her husband, Larry II, Spring Grove; three grandchildren, Larry III and Zoiey Rabenstine and Avery Dablock; as well as brother, Wayne Mehal and his wife, Ida, Tunkhannock.

She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave, New Freedom.

Interment will be in New Freedom Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center Patient Help Fund, C/O York Cancer Center, 25 Monument Road, Suite 194, York, PA 17403.

Published in Times Leader on July 29, 2012
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