Joan McMurtrie, 97 of Union Dale, died Wednesday evening at the Gardens of Greenridge, Scranton.
Born May 4, 1922 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Clara Fursha McMurtrie.
Joan was preceded in death by her brother John McMurtrie, and her sisters Clair Daly, and Margaret Klemens.
She was a graduate of Farmingdale High School. Out of school she worked for Republic Aviation. Later she was employed by Dansk / Lenox in Mount Kisco, NY. Following retirement, Joan moved to Union Dale in 1996 where she lived with her sister Margaret. Joan enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and watching 1960's television shows. Her greatest joy was visiting with family.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Therese McMurtrie, Raleigh, NC; nieces and nephews including Robert Klemens and wife Karen, Dunmore, PA; Mark Klemens and wife Tammy, Temple, PA; William Daly and wife Lorraine, Garden City, NY; Joan Richardson and husband Dave, Bellevue, NE; Bonnie Long and husband Brian, Raleigh, NC; and Suzanne Wheeler and husband Joe, Raleigh, NC; several grand nieces and nephews. Joan was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Pleasant Mount, PA.
Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale Long Island, New York. A private memorial service will be held for Joan.
Cremation services are through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.
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