Joan Ivonowski (Radzavich) Young (1937 - 2017)

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Joan (Radzavich) Ivonowski Young, 80, of Butler, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14 2017, at Mohan Personal Care Home in Butler. She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was born March 19, 1937, in DuBois, the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Terlinski) Radzavich.
Joan was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved living on the farm and gardening and caring for her cats and dogs. Joan enjoyed hosting Christmas day brunches for the Ivonowski and Young families.
Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia A. Ivonowski of Butler; two sons, Joseph M. Ivonowski (Melanie) of Summerville, S.C. and Richard A Ivonowski of Kennerdell, and her daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Ivonowski of Butler; her stepson; two stepdaughters; five grandchildren: Jill (Jamie) Garnsey of Walterboro, S.C., Betsy (Kenny) Makwinski of Ladson, S.C., Julie Ivonowski of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Robert Ivonowski of Butler and Stephanie Ivonowski of Butler; and three great-grandchildren, Ansley, Michael and Kayleigh.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Leo Ivonowski, whom she married in September of 1955 and who passed away in July of 1966 while serving as a volunteer fireman for the Reynoldsville Fire Department; her second husband, Frank Lumley, whom she married in 1975 and who passed in January of 1984; and her third husband, Albert J. Young, whom she married in February of 1986 and who died in February 2015; two sisters and her son, Robert L. Ivonowski.
In honoring her wishes, she will be buried privately by her family beside her first husband in St Mary's Cemetery in Reynoldsville, Pa.
Contributions can be sent to Operation Spay Neuter, P.O. Box 1604, Butler, PA 16003.
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127 West Jefferson St
Butler, PA 16001
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 17, 2017
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