Died: May 27, 2012
Joan L. Burkhardt, Clarks Summit, died Sunday evening at the Abington Manor Nursing Facility.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Carl and Florence Burkhardt, she was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre and later, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md., supervising nurse at Suburban Hospital in Maryland, and before her retirement, she was the I.V. nurse at the former Community Medical Center. She was also a member of Our Lady of the Abingtons in Dalton.
Surviving are two sisters, Phyllis A. Weisenfluh, Dalton; and Denise A. Williams and husband, Harry M., New Hope; seven nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a great-great-nephew.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl R. Burkhardt Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Robert O. Weisenfluh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Abingtons Parish, 700 W. Main St., Dalton, with services to be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor. Go directly to church. Interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown.
Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.