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Joan Elizabeth ‘Jo’ Myers

Dec. 7, 1926 – Feb. 21, 2021

Joan Elizabeth “Jo” Myers, 94, passed away unexpectedly, and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, at the Elmcroft Senior Living Facility in Duncansville. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael M. and Pearl (Pozorski) Abraham.

Joan married Bert R. Myers on June 13, 1946, in Cumberland, Md.

Surviving are her son, Robert E. Myers and wife, Beverley, of Lewes, Del.; daughter, Dana L. Knouse and husband, Randy, of Altoona; brother, Paul Abraham of Melbourne, Fla.; step-granddaughter, Renee’ Dickerson and husband, John II, of Middletown, Del.; and step-great grandchildren, Mackenzie and John III.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; and brothers, James and Daniel Abraham.

She graduated from Altoona High School, Class of 1944, and was employed for many years by the Altoona Area School District as a cafeteria worker until her retirement in 1989.

Joan was a wonderful wife, mother and sister who enjoyed painting, bowling, gardening, puzzles and spending holidays with her family. She also loved to joke, sing and cook, especially dishes originating in her fathers’ Syrian homeland. Joan was a devoted Christian, who served in various ways as a lifelong member of Faith United Church of Christ.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the Elmcroft staff for providing Joan with excellent, personalized care in the final chapter of her life. She felt very comfortable, safe and special in this second home throughout her extended stay there, particularly with the challenges of the pandemic. Because of her outgoing personality, Joan was individually recognized as a “Goodwill Ambassador” who warmly welcomed new residents and interacted with everyone on a daily basis.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the memorial service will be private.

Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Ave., Altoona PA.

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