Joan E. Kroskey, 77 of Monaca passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital following a brief illness.
Born on January 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Sarah (Brooks) O’Roark. Joan was raised in the Linmar Section of Aliquippa and later in West Aliquippa. She was an avid bowler and a member of a Saturday night bowling league. Joan devoted herself to caring for her youngest son, Frank and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.
In addition to parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Robert F. Kroskey I on April 23, 1986, a son Robert F. Kroskey II on July 23, 2017 and a brother, Billy O’Roark in 1971.
She is survived by four children; Gregory (Tammy) Kroskey of Goodland, Kansas, Darlene (Dave) White of Monaca, James Kroskey of Monaca and Frank Kroskey of Chippewa Township, 13 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a brother, Fred (Kathy) O’Roark, Jr. and two sisters; Carolyn (Herman) Almonte and Patricia (Joe) Vaccarelli, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca.
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