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December 20, 1935 - April 12, 2019
Joan M. (Assaf) Navich, age 83, a lifelong resident of Moosic, passed away peacefully Friday morning at Mountain View Care Center in Scranton, with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas M. Navich, on February 20, 1988.
Born on December 20, 1935, and daughter of the late Mitchell and Minerva Habeeb Assaf. Joan was a graduate of the former Moosic High School where she was Head Drum Majorette. Upon beauty school graduation, she worked as a beautician in Old Forge with her good friend Lillian Davis before taking on a new job of being a dedicated full-time Mom. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a longtime member of Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca.
Joan loved cooking, music and, of course, Elvis Presley. She was social and welcoming and her door was always open to her relatives and friends.
Above all things, however, came her family. She was a dedicated wife, amazing mother, sister, adoring Nana, Gigi. Dearly loved, she will be missed forever but never forgotten.
She is survived by her four children, Tom Navich and Kim of Scranton, Michelle Straw and Clay of Mechanicsburg, Michael Navich and Sharon of Plains Twp., and Cheryl Krappa and Rich of Moosic; her grandchildren, Nicole Krappa of Moosic, Thomas Navich of Moosic and Mikaela Straw of Mechanicsburg; her great-grandchild, Hartley McDonald of Moosic; her siblings, Frank Assaf and Janice Assaf of Moosic, Evonne Lausier and Gary of Kansas City, KS. and David Assaf and Mariella of Pompano Beach, FL.; and nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to acknowledge and thank the entire staffs of both Mountain View Care Center, especially Stacy Niemotka, as well as Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their collective exceptional care, compassion and kindness received throughout Joan’s stay.
A blessing service by Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Scranton was privately conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association c/o 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave a condolence.