Josephine “JoAnn” A. Wade, 81, of Washington PA., died on July 28, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home on December 13, 1938, in Waynesburg PA., daughter of Anthony P. and Helen T. (Rastovsky) Scandale. JoAnn attended Immaculate Conception High School graduating as valedictorian class of 1957. After High School, she attended Chaffey College and Washington and Jefferson. In 1961, she married her first husband John E. Yezeski (Deceased), they were married for 4 years. In 1973, she married Nelson E. Wade (Deceased) and they were married for 45 years until his death. JoAnn worked at the Washington Hospital in the Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technician for 45 years, she was well respected by her colleagues. JoAnn was an avid bargain shopper, loved to go to the casino, vacationing with family at the beach, and cooking. She was known for her generosity, kindness, being sharp-witted, and fiery red hair which could be picked out at any event. She truly loved spending time with her grandchildren most of all and was so proud of their accomplishments. In addition to her parents and spouses, she is proceeded in death by her sister Mary Lou Scandale. JoAnn is survived by her children Johnna Yezeski of Washington and Casey (Fiance Frank) Caldwell of Washington, Grandchildren Jordan and Anthony Caldwell of Washington, and Siblings Joesph Scandale of Erie PA., and Sandra Henry of Washington PA., along with several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their excellent care and comfort they provided for JoAnn and her family. A memorial service for JoAnn will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main St. Claysville PA. 15323. (724) 663-7373 www.youngfhinc.com
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