Joan Sochovka Keppick, a lifelong resident of Taylor, entered eternal life on Thursday, shortly after arrival at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband, Michael died August 6, 1970.
Born in Taylor, she was the oldest of three daughters, born to the late John and Anna Krisko Sochovka and was a 1954 graduate of Taylor High School. She started her career working at the Wilkes-Barre Office of Public Welfare and retired from the Scranton Office. A devoted Catholic, Joan was a daily communicant at mass and was faithful attending St. Ann’s Novena. She was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish and the former St. John the Baptist Church, Taylor. Throughout her life, Joan was an excellent cook and baker, especially making ethnic dishes. Her family was the focal point in her life, and she was always there to lend a helping hand.
Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Corey and her husband, William; a son, Michael and wife, Gina; two grandchildren, Chris Corey and Rob Corey, M.D. and wife, Mary; a sister, Anne McCormack; nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James, June 5, 1981 and her sister, Margaret Sochovka, July 31, 2017.
Family and friends are invited to attend Joan’s Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Monday, July 22 at 10 am in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Taylor. There will be no public calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, co Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street, Scranton, PA 18504
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