Joan Furtak

Obituary of Joan Furtak

Joan M. Furtak, 89, of Slocum Township passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, October 29, 2021 at her home. Born June 12, 1932 in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Novak) Prushinski. Helen graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1950 and found employment in New Jersey working for Hammersley Paper Company in Garfield. While there she met her husband, Michael Furtak. They were united in marriage on April 10, 1953, and shared 37 years together until his passing on May 10, 1990. She later worked for the Grand Union Supermarket in Wayne for thirty years, retiring as a customer service manager in 1992. Joan moved back to Pennsylvania, living in Milford from 1994 until 2007 when she returned to this area. She was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and lifelong member of Holy Trinity Church prior to the consolidation of the parishes. While living in New Jersey, she was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, in Fairlawn and was active in the choir. She is survived by her son, Mitchell Furtak of Slocum as well as several cousins. Funeral services will begin 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke. Entombment will follow in the Mary Mother of God Mausoleum at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Viewing and visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until transferal to the church on Wednesday morning. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mrs. Furtak’s memory to the Slocum Township Volunteer Ambulance Co. 1923 Slocum Rd., Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
Wednesday
3
November

Viewing and Visitation

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Wednesday
3
November

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
Wednesday
3
November

Entombment with Rite of Committal

11:15 am - 11:25 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mary, Mother of God Mausoleum Chapel, St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 822-6941
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