JoAnne Marie Wozniak

JoAnne Marie Wozniak

August 01, 1954 - December 22, 2022

JoAnne Marie Wozniak

August 01, 1954 - December 22, 2022


JoAnne Marie Wozniak, 68, of Beaver Falls, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Heritage Valley – Beaver following a decades-long fight with breast cancer. Born August 1, 1954, she was a daughter of the late William and Anne (Mihok) Oskowski. A lifelong healer, Ms. Wozniak worked in multiple nursing and nurse education roles at then-Sewickley Hospital and the Medical Center/Heritage Valley—Beaver, where she helped establish the hospital’s cardiac critical care unit. She later worked as a medical technology consultant, where she continued training medical professionals. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing from Carlow College and LaRoche College, served as a Sunday School teacher, and loved gardening, including recently becoming certified as a Penn State Master Gardener. She also loved cooking, traveling, and hosting parties for Halloween, New Year’s, and just to gather friends together.

Surviving are a devoted son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jackie Wozniak, of Alexandria, VA; and daughter and son-in-law, Sara Wozniak-Randall and Chris Randall, of Snoqualmie, WA; two grandchildren, Caleb and Rebekah, who loved Grandma’s late-night ice cream and movie parties; her sister Susan (Alan) Shaffer and brother William (Michelle) Oskowski; her cat Mo; and many family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Breast Cancer Research Foundation or National Breast Cancer Foundation.

In accordance with JoAnne’s wishes, she will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

The GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMTAION SERVICES, INC., Chippewa Twp., 117 Blackhawk Rd., Beaver Falls, was honored to provide care and guidance to JoAnne’s family during this time.


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19 responses to JoAnne Marie Wozniak

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  1. Rest In Peace Joanne, you were wonderful to me all the years I knew you and you were so strong for fighting everything you had in your life! You will be greatly missed!!
    Love, Lauren

  2. Kylie Dragan says:

    My heart is with you, Sara and family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a beautiful person with a big heart and so much love. Such warmth and kindness. Thinking of you.

  3. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Michelle says:

    As a young RN at SVH, JoAnne was a great mentor and friend to me. I will never forget her great assessment skills, willingness to take extra time with a 20 something new RN and sense of humor. Rest in peace my friend!

  5. We will miss JoAnne. Her fighting spirit was an inspiration for us all. We shared many happy memories together. We are sure she is in Heaven because she truly was an angel.

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