Joan Flack Nusbaum

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Dec. 6, 2012

Joan (Powell) Flack Nusbaum, age 81, of Naples, Fla., and Dallas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Bentley Village Care Center in Naples, Fla.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, in 1931, she was a daughter of the late William and Janet Thomas Powell. She was raised in Dallas and attended the Wilkes-Barre Institute and the Penn Hall Girls Preparatory School in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a devoted mother to her three children, Janet (Jefie) Flack, the late Charles D. (Rusty) Flack Jr. and Harold E. (Hal) Flack II; her three step-children, Heide Nusbaum, Jennifer Nusbaum Simmons and Howard Nusbaum Jr.; and her grandchildren. She was extremely proud of her family and will be sadly missed by all.

She was a member of the Westmoreland Club, Huntsville Golf Club, Naples Yacht Club and the Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

She served for many years on the Board of Directors of Diamond Consolidated Industries of Wyoming, Pa. She also served on the board of The Boulevard Club Condominium Association, Naples, Fla.

She was an avid golfer and spent many years as a member of the Irem Ladies Golf Association before moving to Florida in 1984 where she continued her love of golf at the Hole in the Wall Golf Club. She loved bridge and played every week. She treasured her circle of friends and felt blessed to have so many wonderful people in her life.

Over the years, she was involved in a number of community activities and boards, including but not limited to the Penn's Woods Council of the Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood and The Junior League of Wilkes-Barre.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles D. Flack; granddaughter Ashley Elisabeth Flack; sister, Marion P. Robinson; second husband, Howard A. Nusbaum; and son, Charles (Rusty) Flack, Jr.

Surviving are her daughter, Janet (Jefie) Flack; son, Harold (Hal) Flack his wife, Jean, their four children, Harry, Hilary, Michael and Melissa Flack; daughter-in-law, Kathi Flack, and her three children, Chad, Jamie and Alex Flack; step-daughters, Heide Nusbaum and husband William Burkhardt; their children, Heather Durden and Christopher Schulte; Jennifer Nusbaum Simmons and husband Peter, their children, Travis and Cody Simmons; stepson, Howard Nusbaum Jr., and wife Debb, their children, Sage Fitchett, Caitlin Fitchett and Hillary Nusbaum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston, PA 18704. Rev. John F. Hartman, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. A private interment will be made in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 20 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Rusty Flack Memorial Garden at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston, PA 18704, The Charles D. Flack Memorial Scholarship Fund at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612 or the Wyoming Seminary Fine Arts Program, C/O the Development Office, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 13, 2012
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