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Joan E. Mallery, 98

May 31, 2021

Joan E. Mallery, 98, formerly of Clarks Summit, Pa. and Emporium, PA, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2021 at Brethren Village, Lancaster. She shared her life with her husband of 72 yrs., Robert G.Mallery, who pre-deceased her in 2020.

Joan was born in Manchester, England, and upon graduation from school joined the Royal British Armed Forces. She was stationed in Italy where she met her future husband, Robert as he was serving in the US Army during WWII. Upon their engagement, she traveled to the US in July of 1947 to start her new life, settling in Hancock, NY where her husband started Mallery Lumber Company. Joan loved to spend hours gardening, creating her own backyard paradise. She loved to read and learn and was a self-taught Master Gardner. Her family moved to Emporium, PA, where she was an active member and president of the Emporium Garden Club. She also became an accredited Pa. Flower Show Judge and member of the Judge’s Council of Erie. She and her husband then moved to Clarks Summit, PA where during those 25 years, she spent many more hours creating another backyard paradise. Word spread, and her home was on the Clarks Summit Home & Garden Tour in 1996. Joan loved to read, and never one to miss a challenge, graduated Cum Laude from Marywood University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature. She & her husband were members of the Young President’s Organization, and traveled the world with many other business colleagues.

She is survived by 5 children, Robert A. Mallery of Shinglehouse, Pa, Barbara Clontz of Lititz, PA, Patrick Mallery of Mockley, NC, George Mallery of Eugene, OR, and Stephen Mallery of Eugene, OR. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Joan was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, PA, where a memorial service for friends & family will be held July 3, 2021 at 11:30AM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the American Alzheimer’s Association or Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Rd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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Condolences to the Family

June 19, 2021

Our sympathies extended to you Barb  and your families. May all the great memories of such a ” Lady” help you through these difficult days.
Alice Pepper

June 10, 2021

We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Joan Mallery.  
Sincerely, Rand and Fran Klock

June 09, 2021

My heart is sad, but chockful of warm memories of this dear, kind and good friend.  I joined the Emporium Garden Club almost immediatly following moving here in 1974.  It did not take long to learn that Joan and I  were “kindrid spirits”, with a love of gardening (horticulture and Floral design) at the beginning, but growing into a shared perspective on life, the love of God and the joy of friendship!  I am ashamed to say that I lost touch in recent years, but will never forget this dear sweet and graceful LADY!  
My prayers are with everyone close to her!!!
margaret harris

Services
Saturday, July 03, 2021
11:30 AM
Heritage Baptist Church
415 Venard Rd
Clarks Summit, PA
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