Joan P. Kupchinsky

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Joan P. Kupchinsky, 85, of Pottsville, died Tuesday morning at Schuylkill Center.

She was born Jan. 5, 1933, in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Alfred and Erma Kline Perrott.

She was a 1950 graduate of Pottsville High School where, while a student, she played the piano for assemblies, glee club and choir. She was employed by J. Robert Bazley Inc. and the Schuylkill County District Attorney Office prior to retiring in 2002.

Joan was a member of United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, where she was a deacon and an elder for two terms, and a former Pottsville Lionette, where she was secretary, vice president and president. She was also the 1956 Pottsville Sesquicentennial Queen.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Perrott and a sister, Betty Lazendofor.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Dr. William Kupchinsky; a son, Scott Kupchinsky and his wife, Beth, Chatham, N.J.; three grandchildren, Amelia, Charles and Edward Kupchinsky; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, with the Rev. Sue Marie Baskette officiating. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions be made to United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Please share your memories and condolences with Joan's family by signing the guest book at

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Published in Republican & Herald from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2018