Joanne J. Rushton
1943 - 2021
Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc.
255 McAlpine St.
Duryea, PA

Joanne J. Rushton, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Allied Service Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Joanne was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 23, 1943, to John and Genevieve Baron of Plains Twp.

She graduated from Marymount High School in 1961.

Joanne spent her professional career in banking, beginning as a key puncher for United Penn Bank, working her way to vice president of banking operations with Mellon Bank. She later earned her real estate license and was affiliated with Rundle Real Estate, Mountain Top.

Joanne was a member of Holy Saviour/St. Andre Besette Parish and served as a lector.

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Thomas Rushton, in 2016; and her parents, John, in 1993, and Genevieve, in 1984.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Tim and Doreen Gatusky Rushton, Lewes, Del.; Bonnie and Thomas Gregory, Shavertown; Dr. Scott and Kristen Costigan Rushton, Media; and 10 grandchildren, Janelle and Talia Rushton; Dean and Lynea Gregory; and Scott, Matthew, Alexandra, Christopher, Sean and Julia Rushton. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Kotsko, Nanticoke; and her brother, John Baron; and sister-in-law, Chris Miele, Laflin; Robert and Marianne Rushton, brother and sister-in-law; nieces; nephews; and two great-nephews.

There will be no viewing hours. The family will have a private ceremony at a later date.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

In lieu of flowers/Mass cards, donations may be made to the Allied Services Hospice Center Wilkes-Barre, Inpatient Unit, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Our deepest condolences on the loss of Joann.. may she rest in peace.
Sue & Frank Barry
December 6, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Good family friends Rest Easy
Tony Thomas Jr.
December 5, 2021
My deepest condolences on your mom's passing. She was such a great lady. She hosted my very first football coaches' party. She made the best paella I have ever eaten. I still think of it to this day. May her memory be eternal.
Denise Meck
December 4, 2021
Dear Ruston Family: We would at this time like to extend our most sincere condolences on the death of your mother Joanne. Our thoughts&prayers are with your entire family at this time.
Marty&Kathy Kane
December 3, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
Linda Pesotski
December 2, 2021
To the Rushton and Baron family we are so to hear to hear about Joanne passing she was a wonderful lady please accept our condolences may Joanne Rest In Peace sincerely jerry bonner family daytona beach florida
Jerry bonner
December 2, 2021
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