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May 27, 2023
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Joan Rosenthal Meyer, a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great- grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2023, at the age of 89, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on August 26, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Ann and Nate Rosenthal, the second daughter of three in a family that held a special place in her heart throughout her life.
Kind, warm, generous, loving, compassionate, and caring, Joan made time for everyone and made everyone feel special. Her wonderful sense of humor, infectious laugh, constant smile, and love of life endeared her to all. She was a beautiful and talented woman, with an incredible sense of style and impeccable taste. She made the best of any situation and gave unconditional love and wise advice to everyone who called upon her. She inspired a feeling of joy and well-being wherever she was.
Joan was raised and educated in Wilkes-Barre, where she attended Meyers High School and later continued her education at Wilkes Barre Business School. Joan had a deep connection to her hometown and its Jewish community and spent most of her life in the Wyoming Valley, leaving a lasting mark on the community she cherished.
On August 14, 1954, she married Martin Meyer, with whom she shared a remarkable 69 years of marriage. Together, they built a beautiful life and a loving family. Joan was a dedicated and caring mother to her daughter Leah and son Gary. She provided them with unwavering love, support, and guidance throughout their lives.
In addition to her children, Joan leaves behind a legacy through her beloved grandchildren, Gabrielle, Sadie, and Finn, and great grandchildren, Autumn and Miles. She took enormous pride in their accomplishments and adored the time she spent with them.
Throughout her life, Joan embodied warmth, kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Joan's warm smile, gentle demeanor, and loving heart touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Joan's memory will forever be cherished by her loving husband, Marty; her children, Leah and Gary (Jackie); her sister, Sharon; her grandchildren, Gabrielle (John), Sadie, and Finn; her great- grandchildren, Autumn and Miles; her sister-in-law, Barbara and brother-in-law, Arthur; and all of her cousins, nieces and nephews. Her spirit and love will continue to inspire and guide her family for generations to come.
In honoring Joan's memory, her family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice in her name. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all friends and loved ones for their support and condolences during this difficult time.
Graveside Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Temple Israel Cemetery, 212 Dennison St, Swoyersville.
Shiva will be observed immediately following at Bank + Vine, 268 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Friends and family are welcome to attend and pay their respects.
Joan Rosenthal Meyer will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a remarkable woman who touched the hearts of many. May her memory be a blessing.
Arrangements under the direction of the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc.