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Joan Hays

Joan Mae Hays (Mooney)

Sunday, July 11th, 1937 - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Joan Mae (Mooney) Hays, 82, of Ephrata, formerly of Abington, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Moravian Manor.

She was born in Philadelphia to the late Clair A. and Mabel E. (Gardner) Mooney and was the wife of the late Charles R. "Duke" Hays, Jr., with whom she shared 49 years of marriage before his passing in 2008.

She had been a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Ephrata.

Joan was a purchasing agent for Prudential for the Mid-Atlantic Northern Region, Fort Washington, PA before retiring. She was an avid quilter and a member of the Lancaster County Quilters Guild. She enjoyed ceramics, watercolor, needlepoint and gardening. She also enjoyed Rock and Roll and Classical music and was fond of her many dogs. She was an avid football and baseball fan.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Donna J. Gerofsky of Akron, Debra, wife of Timothy Cosenza of Hatboro; four grandchildren, Bryan J., husband of Emily Gerofsky of Sacramento, CA, Karen D., wife of Danielle Fantasia of Rockland, MA, Nicholas T. Cosenza of Hatboro, Brent H. Cosenza of Holland and a great-grandson, Phillip H. Cosenza.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janice C. Kozrad.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00 PM at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntington Valley, PA.

If desired, memorial contributions in Joan's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association-Greater PA Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 1:00pm
    Forest Hills Cemetery
    Philmont and Byberry Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
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  • Interment

    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    101 Byberry Road
    Huntingdon Valley, PA
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Donations are being accepted for: Alzheimer's Association, Greater PA Chapter.


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Susan and Matthew

Posted at 03:23pm
With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
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Tracy McEvoy

Posted at 10:32am
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. All my love to you Debbie and Donna and you family .
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Jane Sensenig

Posted at 04:14pm
My sympathy to the family. I quilted with Joan every week when she attended Bethany UCC in Ephrata Pa. She was an expert at quilting, and taught us much. My condolences.
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Posted at 10:31am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 04:51pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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