Joan M. (Klingensmith) Bodnar, 65 of West Deer Township died January 9, 2020 at her home. She was born August 22, 1954 in New Kensington, to the late A. Warren and Mary L. (Saska) Klingensmith. Joan grew up in Lower Burrell graduating from Burrell High School in 1972. She then attended and graduated from Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing in 1975. Joan worked for Citizens Hospital for a year and then worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, WV and more recently for UPMC-Passavant as the Head Nursing for the Intensive Care Unit retiring 3 years ago. She was a long-time member of Holy Family R.C. Church, Creighton, and several Nursing Associations. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting though especially loved her husband, son and his wife, her family and her grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her husband of 43 years Terry J. Bodnar; her son Jonathan (Dana) Bodnar of Keller, TX; grandchildren Ellie and Ryan and her siblings Susan (Randy) Artowsky of Natrona Heights, Robert W. Klingensmith and Elaine (Joseph) Melanson both of Wolfeboro, NH; Christine (John) Chadwick of Holly, MI; Carol (Robert) Powers of Portland, ME and James A. (Jenn) Klingensmith of Nottingham, NH.
Family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer. Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 10 am in Holy Family R. C. Church, Creighton, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss, officiating. She will be laid to rest in Texas near her Son’s Home. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com
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