Joan Samolis

July 3, 1934 - January 11, 2008
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Sunday 1/13
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Monday 1/14, 10:00 am

Joan R. Reigel Samolis, 73, of Monaca passed away Friday afternoon, Jan 11, 2008 in The Medical Center, Beaver following a long courageous fight with cancer. Born July 3, 1934, in Rochester, Joan was a daughter of the late Ernest and Irene Reigel and a graduate of Monaca High School, class of 1952. During theContinue Reading

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Jack Reynolds left a message on August 5, 2012:
Hi Betty; How well I remember your sis Joan and of course you and Bill. Even your Uncle Babe who nicknamed me Sluggo. Your whole family was such a wonderful part of my life. Love and Prayers Jack
brenda cook left a message on August 16, 2009:
Dear Family, I'll never forget the first time I met Joanie (that's what we called her). One morning, my friend Peg and I were leaving Curves Fitness Center after our workout. Joanie and a friend, Janet, were standing in the lobby cackling and having such a good time that we had a hard time getting by them to exit. Peg and I decided we had to get in on this fun, so we struck up a conversation. Next thing you know, we invited ourselves into Joanie's life and out to lunch with the two of them. Pretty soon we were invited into her inner circle of lady friends. Joanie would organize and remind everyone to meet for lunch on a regular basis. And when the call would come in, we'd drop everything to get together. I remember, when we would meet at Burger King, at Beaver Valley Mall. Jason, the manager, who was crazy about Joanie, would roll out the red carpet for us. He would pull several tables together, for us, when he knew we were coming in, and practically serve us, like at a sit-down restaurant. He couldn't do enough for us, making sure our every wish was taken care of. I don't know how she did it, but she had a special way about her. Joanie was a great story teller and she would tell us of times long ago as well as what happened on the way to meeting us that day. She loved her son Bart and wife Lori with all her heart and cherished her friendship with George. She would tell of the good memories of vacations the four of them took. She would tell us how things were long ago when she and Bette were little girls. And in the next breath, tell us of the wonderful dinner Bette and her husband had made for her the previous evening. I always enjoyed listening to her. Mostly, I remember our conversation about the life hereafter, as the two of us sat alone on her sofa, one lazy afternoon, shortly before she passed. We talked about Jesus being the only way to God and concentrated on the conversation Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well. The Bible says, "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die. And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.'" John 11:25-26a And so, I think back on the day I bumped into Joanie at Curves and I visit the lunches we attended, in my mind, all the while, chuckling at the stories she told. The ladies still try to get together when we can, but we miss her and it's just not the same without her. One thing though, we can rest assured in, is that, "We who have believed are able to enter and have God's rest." Hebrews 4:3a Rest well my friend. Brenda
Jill Prekop Lowery left a message on January 17, 2008:
Aunt Jo was an incredibly special person in my life. I always told her she was the grandmother I always wanted and never had! During the two years I lived next door to her, she and I spent many hours sitting on her deck or taking the boat out for a spin and just talking about everything...I could always do that with Aunt Jo. While I am grateful that her battle with cancer is finally over, the world will miss her sweet spirit and great sense of humor. God must be laughing like crazy in heaven! I love you Aunt'll always be one of my angels!!!
Beverly Reigel Cherry left a message on January 14, 2008:
I remember visiting Joan when I was a young girl and teenager. She had such a wonderful sense of humor. It saddens me that she had such a long battle with cancer. May her loved ones find peace in knowing her battle is over.
Craig Frey left a message on January 13, 2008:
George & Bart what can a person say at a time such as this? My feeling can not be expressed in words.
Planning ahead is prudent. Call us now.
Katherine & Chris Davis left a message on January 13, 2008:
We miss you, Aunt Jo. We know you're up in Heaven tellin jokes with God and flying with the angels. We love you so much.
Joseph A. & Sylvia Hainley Beech left a message on January 12, 2008:
George, Bart, & Family, You have our heartfelt sympathy at this time. Sincerly, Joe & Sylvia Beech
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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