Joyce F. (Ploeger) Melusky, 71, of Lost Creek, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, July 28, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn (Joyce) Ploeger.
She was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Joyce was a nursing and dietary aide at the former Rest Haven Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven.
She was a member of the former St. Mary Magdalene Church, Lost Creek.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her son, Stephen Melusky, and sister, Anne M. Tragus.
Surviving are a son, Mark J. Melusky and his wife, Lisa, Lost Creek; two grandchildren, Joshua and Kayla Melusky, Lost Creek; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian will officiate. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A visitation will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at stjude.org.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.