Joy Schultz Tomaino

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Joy Schultz Tomaino, 93, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday at Providence Place, Pottsville.

She was born July 29, 1924, in Pottsville, to the late Guy Hunter and Edna Grebe Schultz.

Joy was a member of First United Methodist. She was a part of the United Methodist Women's Group.

After graduating high school, Joy went on to gain her bachelor's degree in German from Bucknell University. She furthered her education by attending Drexel, where she earned her bachelor's degree in library science. While at Bucknell, she was inducted in to the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha. This was an accomplishment she held close to her heart and was very proud of.

For many years, Joy worked as a reference librarian at the Pottsville Free Public Library. Joy was a voracious reader throughout her entire life. In addition to her scholastic accomplishments, Joy also traveled the United States and most of Europe. In her free time, she loved to play golf and tend to her rose garden. A well-educated and traveled woman, she will be greatly missed by her family.

In addition to her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her loving husband, Anthony "Skip" Tomaino; a sister, Anne Alice Emerick.

Joy is survived by a son, Paul Miller, Pottsville; a daughter, Jill Salmon and her husband, John, Pottsville; a grandson, Benjamin and his wife, Amanda Mincavage; a granddaughter, Clara Miller; a step-great-granddaughter, Haley Clanton; a sister, Betty Lou Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M.; two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville, with the Rev. John Wallace officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Private interment will be held in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pottsville Free Public Library, 208 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 13, 2018