Joan Carol Hosmer

Joan Carol Hosmer, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, 74, passed away Monday (December 6, 2010) , at home surrounded by her loving family..

She was born Feb 27, 1936 in Port Allegany, a daughter of Leroy and Esther Lily Huey. On Oct. 24, 1981, in Eldred, PA, she married Leonard “Hoby” Hosmer, who survives.

Mrs. Hosmer was a 1954 graduate of Eldred High School and was a devoted housewife to her family. She had worked for a short time at Ball Incon, now St. Gobain, of Port Allegany. She retired due to ill health.

Joan loved camping, fishing, and riding her four wheeler in the summer, playing cards and going to the casino. She also enjoyed going to Florida for the winter.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Joyce (Jim) Dodge and Kelly (Bob) Dixon, both of Smethport, and Colleen Duffy of Lewis Run, three sons: Leroy (Carol) Duffy, James “Chum” (Ronda) Duffy, and Michael (Wanda) Duffy all of Smethport, four Step children: Larry Hosmer of Johnstown, PA, David (Sharon) Hosmer of Dunkirk, NY, Rick Hosmer of Portville, NY, and Deborah (Chris) Pagano of Middletown, PA, 18 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, two sisters: Alberta (Ray) Kleisath and Evelyn (Glenn) Cunningham, both of Smethport and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Rose.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11A.M. from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials may be made to Priority Care Ambulance, Smethport, PA or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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