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Joan Penwright

Joan M. Penwright,71, of Carlisle, PA and formerly of East Amherst, NY, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born December 27, 1946 in West Shelby, NY to the late Max and Edith (Crawford) Quackenbush, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, David W. Penwright.

Joan graduated from Medina High School, Medina, NY. She was a loving wife, mother, "grandmi" and friend; Joan cherished spending time with her family and words cannot define her spirit. Known for her generosity, compassion and strength, she will be dearly missed.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, David Penwright Jr. of Carlisle, PA; Rachel Sorgi (Joseph) of Elma, NY; Marc Penwright of Carlisle, PA; and Rhonda Naro (Jesse) of Malvern, PA. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lindsay Penwright, Nathan and Emma Sorgi, and Lauren and Jack Naro.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Dear David,I was scanning some old photographs today from my Aunt Ella, Ella Henderson, from Batavia, and there was a beautiful picture of Jo, probably a high school senior picture or a college picture. Then I thought I would try to locate her on the internet, sadly I found this obituary. I'm Jim Rogers, son of Geraldine and Gilbert Rogers. The last memory I have of seeing you and Jo was at my mother's and Ernie's house; My mother married Ernie Merry after her divorce from my father. I didn't know members on my mother's side of the family (or my father's) very well but I have slight memories when we were children at Aunt Ede and Uncle Max's house/farm. Jo was probably 5-6 years older than me. I hope you and yours are well. It's nice to know some couples do stay together for life.

Jim Rogers Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry of the loss of Joan. We were 1964 classmates. I remember Joan for her friendliness and beautiful smile. May you find comfort in the many precious memories you shared.

Toni Mazzo Pickett Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy in your loss. I was a 1964 classmate of Joan’s. I remember her friendliness and her beautiful smile.

Toni Mazzo Pickett Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Dave and Joan's family on your loss.

Dan & Linda Judge Nov 26 2018 12:00 AM