Joan M. Beishline
Rich's step-mother passed away last Thursday. She was a very kind woman and will be greatly missed. Rich is in Pennsylvania to be with his family this week. Her funeral service will be on Tuesday, please remember his family in your prayers. Here is her obituary...
| Joan M. Beishline, 77, of Palmer Township, Pa, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Triumph Hospital, Wilson Borough, Pa. Born: In Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Violet Davitt. Personal: She was the wife of Richard O. Beishline. Joan was of the Catholic faith. She graduated in 1948 from Ss. Philip and James Parochial High School, formerly of Phillipsburg. She graduated then from Vocational Technical School, Eastern Northampton County. Having successfully completed the prescribed course of study in practical nursing in 1973, she was employed at Easton Hospital until 1986 when she retired. Joan was an avid bingo player. Memberships: She was a member of the Woman of the Moose Easton Chapter #5023. Survivors: In addition to her husband Richard, she is survived by seven children, Barbara Merring of Allentown, Linda Mauser and her husband Wasyl of Kreidersville, Pa, Patti and her husband Walter of West Easton, Joseph R. Geklinsky III of Brodheadsville, Pa, Susan Dennery of Phoenix, Ariz., Kevin Geklinsky and his wife Janeen of Forks Township, Pa, and Rosemarie Ross and her husband Robb of Kunkletown, Pa; a step-son, Richard D. Beishline and his wife Roxie A. of Durant, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a twin brother, John Davitt and his wife Hazel of Jacksonville, Ark.; a brother, James Davitt and his wife Josie of Palmer Township, Pa, and a sister, Kathryn Woolf of Hazel Green, Ala. Two sisters, Bette Coleman and Marie Langen; three brothers, Frank, Robert and Joseph Davitt, and a grandson, Joseph R. Geklinsky IV, all died earlier. Services: The funeral will begin on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Finegan Funeral Home, 1837 Washington Blvd., Easton, Pa, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Avenue, Palmer Township. Call on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township.|
Published in The Express Times on 3/22/2008.