Joanne M. Szewczyk, 73, of Brecknock Twp., passed away on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at Ephrata Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Dymtro “Nicolas” and Josephine (Sajda) Kowalchuk. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert J. Szewczyk.
Joanne is also survived by her daughter Joanne Moritz, wife of Marc of Whitehouse Station NJ and her son Nicholas V. Szewczyk, husband of Joanne of Throop PA. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Olivia, Noah, Xander, Xavier, Xachary and two siblings; Patricia Maruzzi and Nicholas Kowalchuck. Joanne was preceded in death by sisters; Evelyn, Dorothy, Janice and Barbara.
After graduating from John W. Hallahan Girls Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Joanne went on to work as a teacher’s aide at Frankford High School and a Para-educator/special education at Garden Spot High School. Her greatest joys in life were quilting, making trips to the Pocono Mountains and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Joanne loved going to the beach as well. She was a member of several groups including the women's group of Saint Benedict Church, the sit and sew group and the Mountain Laurel quilt guild. She volunteered in several charities including those that made quilts for people on kidney dialysis.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Church of Saint Benedict 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton on Tuesday June 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Bowmansville Union Cemetery. Bean Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 129 East Lancaster Avenue Shillington is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joanne’s memory to: The Church of Saint Benedict 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton Pa 19540. Online condolences can be made at: beanfuneralhomes.com
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