Joan L. Schoolmaster

Joan L. Schoolmaster, 88, formerly of 181 Pleasant Street, Bradford, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, at The Pavilion @ BRMC.

Born April 18, 1931, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Sarah (Fitzsimmons) Lindemuth.

She was a 1949 graduate of Bradford High School.

On January 21, 1955 in the First United Methodist Church, she married Henry A. "Hank" Schoolmaster who died March 28, 2008.. 

She had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing before her marriage, then sewed for area families and businesses.

Joan was a former member and the church organist for the East End Presbyterian Church of over 50 years. 

Surviving are three sons, John H. Schoolmaster, of Eldred, David L. Schoolmaster, Eldred, and Paul L. (Mary) Schoolmaster, of Bradford, six grandchildren, Kyle Schoolmaster, Brian Schoolmaster, Eric (Tosha) Schoolmaster, Crystal (Jesse) Soble, Heather Schoolmaster, and Ronald Schoolmaster, three great grandchildren, Dokoda Soble, Kassandra Soble and Rowan Schoolmaster. one nephew, Ralph Jimmerson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson Michael Schoolmaster, and one sister Emma Jean Tingue.

Friends will be received on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., and again on Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Allen Young, Pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the SPCA P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701, or a charity of the donor's choice. 

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