JoAnn C Firster  December 26 1943  November 23 2022

JoAnn C Firster December 26 1943 November 23 2022

December 26 1943 November 23 2022
JoAnn C. Firster December 26, 1943 – November 23, 2022 Share this obituary Send Flowers View Photo Galleries| Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card JoAnn C. Firster, age 78, of Grove City passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2022, in Orchard Manor, following a period of declining health. JoAnn was born on Dec. 26, 1943, in Des Plaines, IL, to Edward F. and Marion E. (Krien) Schmidt. JoAnn was raised in the Catholic faith and grew up in Des Plaines. At the age of seventeen, she enlisted in the US Air Force. She was extremely proud of her time spent in the military. While serving she met and married her husband, Robert William Firster, and on July 6, 1963, they married. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2013. JoAnn was retired and was employed most of her life as an x-ray technician. She worked nights at United Community Hospital for many years and later in Florida for various orthopedic doctors. She loved classical music, ballet, traveling, ice skating, doll collecting, and she was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She was a loving cat owner, and she leaves her cherished cat Calli behind. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth A. Ryder and husband Brad, Grove City, a son, Robert M. Firster and wife Diane, Mount Laurel, NJ, a grandson, Calvin Firster, USAF, five sisters, Marie Krien-Schmidt, Orlando, FL, Margaret Scott, Apollo Beach, FL, Catherine (Gary) Reakes, Lakemoor, IL, Mary (Paul) Sorrentino, Canton, GA, Barbara (Phil) Wilcox, Aurora, IL, and a brother, Edward (Bill Trunzo) Krien, Pittsburgh, PA. Many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her husband, her parents, preceded her in death. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association at A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Burial with military honors in the National Cemetery of The Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of JoAnn C. Firster, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of JoAnn C Firster December 26 1943 November 23 2022.

Cunningham Funeral Home Inc

Death notice for the town of: Grove City, state: Pennsylvania

death notice JoAnn C Firster December 26 1943 November 23 2022

obituary notice JoAnn C Firster December 26 1943 November 23 2022

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