Joanne Pauline Lerch, 79, of Harveys Lake, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Lerch was born in Harveys Lake on Feb. 6, 1934, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Hammond Lerch.
Joanne graduated from the former Lake-Noxen High School in 1952 and retired from Mercy Center in Dallas. She resided in Harveys Lake for most of her life. After her retirement, she enjoyed life to the fullest and especially loved reading, relaxing and spending quality time with her great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce, and brothers, Richard (Dick) and John.
Mrs. Lerch is survived by her sister, Nancy Concert, Ashley; brothers, Donald Lerch, Lake Station, Ind., and James Lerch, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Linda; granddaughter, Colleen, and her husband, Michael, Harveys Lake; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Benjamin and Khloe; and many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
Online condolences can be made at www.clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 29, 2013