Joan G. (Letcher) McDonald

February 1, 1931 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 89)


Joan G. McDonald, RN, 89, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Schuylkill Center.   

Born in Pottsville, PA on February 1, 1931, a daughter of the late Viola and Clarence Letcher. 
She was the widow of Donald A. McDonald. 

For more than 40 years, Joan worked as a Registered Nurse at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, primarily in the newborn nursery. She was a member of the Schuylkill Democratic Ladies Guild and the Red Hat Society. 
Joan's family was of paramount importance to her.  Her loving and nurturing way was felt by all.  Joan is survived by three sons David, husband of Carol McDonald, of Pottsville, Robert, husband of Jayne McDonald, of Schuylkill Haven; James, husband of Beth McDonald, of Athens, Ohio; grandchildren Laura Prego wife of Brandon & mother of Aiden and Aubrey Prego, Patrick McDonald husband of Kira & father of Jacquelyn McDonald,  Thomas McDonald and Matthew McDonald.  Grand stepdaughters Sara Gotthardt and Emily Harris and great grand stepchildren Riley, Aubree and Madison Gotthardt  She is also survived by Marie Letcher, sister-in-law, nieces & a nephew.  She will be missed by all. 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by brothers James S. and Robert Letcher and James's wife Eileen.  
Due to the current pandemic services and interment will be held privately.   

The family requests donations to St. Patricks Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantongo St, Pottsville PA 17901

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