Joanne Faith Lonkosky

Born: Sun., Jun. 16, 1929
Died: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

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Joanne (Jo) Faith Irwin Lonkosky, 90, formerly of 208 W. Church St., Lock Haven and Susque View Nursing Home, passed away early February 15, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones.  Joanne was born June 16, 1929 in Flemington to Robert N. and Sara Hanna Irwin.

Joanne had attended Lock Haven High School and graduated with the class of 1947. She married the love of her life Wayne F. Lonkosky on April 1, 1948.  They raised three children together and remained married for 62 years until his passing in 2010.   She was employed part-time at J. J. Newberry for many years.  She was an avid reader and had been active with the Ross Library and the Heisey Museum in Lock Haven.   She loved the color pink, cardinals and thrift store shopping.

Joanne is survived by two daughters; Jill (Mike) Lovett of Flemington and Shelley Shoemaker of Northumberland, one son; Michael W. Lonkosky and his companion” K”, of Westport.  Also surviving is one granddaughter; Ashley Shoemaker of Northumberland and three step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren and three step great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister; Henrietta Irwin Petersen in 1994.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St. Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, PA. Online thoughts and memories can be made at

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