Joanne Brown, 79,
Joanne Brown, 79, of LeRaysville, PA passed away Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp. Born in Centerville, Pike Twp. on May 2, 1932, she was the daughter of Frank Brown and Lucille Coolbaugh Brown. She was honored as Valedictorian of the graduating Class of 1950 at LeRaysville High School.
Joanne was employed as a banker at the LeRaysville Bank and the Grange National Bank in Laceyville for a total of 43 years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, attending the annual family picnic, playing cards and pool and fishing.
Ms. Brown will be fondly remembered for her kindness, support and generosity shown toward her family and community.
Survivors include her special friend, Linda Gates and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Ed Brown; four sisters, Alice Canfield, Helen Clapper, Frances Wright and Jeanette Hickey; two nieces and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville, with Rev. Thomas Burlington officiating. Interment will be private in the Stevens Cemetery, Pike Twp. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Joanne Brown’s memory.
The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Joanne’s family with arrangements.