Obituary Notice: Joanne M. Giffin

Obituary Notice: Joanne M. Giffin (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Joanne M. Giffin (Provided photo)

Joanne M. Giffin, 82, of Curwensville died Thursday May 16, 2013 at the DuBoisVillage in DuBois. Born Sept. 26, 1930 in Alexandria, she was the daughter of Roland S. and Eleanor Grace (Spyker) Mickey. 

She was a graduate of the JuniataValleyHigh School and attended HuntingdonSecretarialSchool.  She had been employed first as a bookkeeper/secretary for the Alexandria Robison Clay Products and then for the Penn State University Purchasing Department. She worked next for the Curwensville Construction Co. and finally for her husband’s private engineering consulting business.

She was an active member of the GraceLutheranChurch in Curwensville, where she was active in the Church Council and the Women of the ELCA.  She was a member of the past president of the GFWC Curwensville Woman’s Club, the Nittany Lion Club and an associate member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

On Aug. 11, 1950 In Alexandria, she wed Robert H, Giffin, who preceded her in death on April 15, 2009.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are three children: a son, Thomas M. Giffin and his wife, Cynthia of Manlius, NY and their children, Joel Giffin and his wife, Jade and their son Van Giffin, Aaron Giffin and his wife, Jess and Leah Giffin; a son, Roger L. Giffin of Carlisle and his significant other, Joan Lineweaver of Marim Heights; and a daughter, Paula A. Giffin and her husband, William Davies of Treasure Lake and their son, Nathan.  Also surviving is a sister, Linda Scialabba and her husband, Richard of Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the GraceLutheranChurch in Curwensville, with Pastor Richard Steuernagle officiating.  Burial will be in the AlexandriaPresbyterianCemetery in Alexandria.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church.

The family suggests contributions be made to either the Grace Lutheran Church, 406 Pine St., Curwensville, PA 16833 or the DuBois Regional Medical Center Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA  15801.

Online condolences may be made to the family at untingdon Secretarial SchoolH   

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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