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Thursday July 1st, 2021
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Friday July 2nd, 2021

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Joanne Sneidman

Joanne (Yorty) Sneidman, age 72, of 668 Bissetts Lane, Bloomsburg, died at her home early Monday morning, June 28, 2021, after an illness.

Born in Philadelphia on August 14, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Elmer E. and Alice (Dyer) Yorty. She resided in the Bloomsburg area for 70 years and was a 1966 graduate of Central Columbia High School. She also graduated from the former Ja’Mel Cosmetology School in Bloomsburg.

Joanne operated a beauty shop in her home for over 30 years before retiring in 1998.

She was a member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church and she served as a leader of the Youth Fellowship group from 1978 to 1986. She also was active with the former Bloomsburg Hospital Auxiliary and the current Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Auxiliary. Joanne was a member of the Bloomsburg Civic Club and also had been involved with the Blooming Follies as chairperson of the donations committee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Norman E. Yorty and Leonard Yorty.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Dale H. Sneidman, with whom she observed their 56th wedding anniversary on Feb. 6, 2021; three children: NanciJo Kistler, Bloomsburg, Todd H. Sneidman, and his wife Michelle, Mechanicsburg, Michael H. Sneidman, and his wife Tina, Bloomsburg; seven grandchildren: Joshua J. Knorr and his wife Sharleen, Justin J. Knorr and his wife Starla, Dakota Kistler and his wife Jamie, Trenton Sneidman and his wife Lauren, Taylor Sneidman, Derek Sneidman and his wife Kirsten, and Bryce Sneidman; three great-grandchildren: Aiden, Madelyn and Kinsley; and a brother, Frank Yorty and his wife Merrilie, of Bloomsburg.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a. m. in the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main St., Lightstreet, with Rev. Ronald S. French, associate pastor of the Church officiating.

Viewing on Thursday from 6-8 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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We have good memories of Joanne, both during her time with Kappa Psi years ago and more recently during her many hours of volunteer service at Bloomsburg Hospital, later Geisinger- Bloomsburg. She was a welcoming face and
talented communicator in the Gift Shop, always ready for a friendly chat or helpful hints for customers.
Our sympathies to Dale and family. May she rest in peace.

Janice and Floyd W Walters Family Jun 30 2021 12:00 AM

Dale and Family, Words are difficult for some of us at this time. Joanne was a special person and friend. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Know that you're in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. Wishing you and your family strength and peace. Love, Bonnie

Bonnie Hess Jun 30 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Dale and family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Joannes passing. She was such a kind, loving, remarkable woman who will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her. My sincerest condolences to all at this very sad time.
Love, Cindy Young Reinbold

Cindy Young Reinbold Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

Dale, Michael and family, please remember that there are many of us keeping you in our prayers. Joanne was always kind to me and I'm sure, I wasn't the only one. Always here for you. Bill Hunchar

Bill Hunchar Jun 29 2021 12:00 AM

I work at GBH, with my office near the former gift shop. Mrs. Sneidman, working daily in the shop, was always so kind and courteous. We often talked about our families, most especially our grandchildren. She was so pleasant and always had a smile. God bless her family. Im sorry for your loss.

Maureen Naumann Jun 28 2021 12:00 AM