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Joan F. Shan

Joan F. Shan Obituary

Joan F. Shan, 78, of Dallas, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Lisa Katra, Nanticoke.

Joan was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florance Rozanski Gudashefski. She was a graduate of St. Vincent's High School, Plymouth, and was the valedictorian of her class in 1957. Joan had operated Shan's Bar and Rozanski's Tavern, Plymouth. Joan was also employed by Rex Shoe, Frye Boot and Topps Bubblegum.

Surviving are her daughters, Pier Price and her husband, Tom, Dallas; Lisa Katra, Nanticoke; Tia Didyk, Kingston; and Kim Didyk, Dallas; grandchildren, Michelangelo Vaccaro and his fiance?e, Madison; Sage Price and his wife, Jillian; Elijahblue Price and his wife, Courtney; Nova Price and her fiance?, Sam; Zane; Joan Kondraski and her husband, Donny; Marvin Jayma and his wife, Irene; and Sarah Bailey; great-grandchildren, Amore? Cameron; Gianna Cameron; Christopher Cameron; Cara Mia Cameron; Natalia Cameron; Donny Kondraski Jr.; Miranda Vaccaro; Zara Price; Acacia Jayma; Jacub Jayma; Lilliauna Komrowski; and Evangeline Komrowski; sister, Carol Muth and her husband, Peter, Jeffersonville, N.Y.; nephews, Chuck and Todd; niece, Michelle; grand-nieces, Bari Morgan, Lexi, Nikki, Antonia; and her beloved dog, Bella.

"Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well." Henry Scott-Holland.

Condolences can be sent by visiting Joan's obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.

A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

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