Jo Ann (Longstreth) Hunkawitz

Born: Mon., Apr. 10, 1933
Died: Sat., Mar. 21, 2020


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Jo Ann Hunkawitz, age 86, of Murrysville, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  She was born April 10, 1933, daughter of the late William and Ida May Brunner Longstreth.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Russell Hunkawitz.  She was a bank teller, homemaker and avid square dancer.  She enjoyed ballroom dancing and round and square dancing, especially with her late husband, Russell.  She was a member of the Swinging Smoothies, Harold’s Western Squares and the Spinners Square Dance Club which was held at Linway U.P. Church, East McKeesport.  Jo Ann also enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her fellow residents at Redstone Highlands while playing cards and Wii Bowling.  Visitation and services are private.  A memorial service will be planned and announced at a later date.  If desired, memorials may be made in Jo Ann’s name to the Syria Shrine Hospital, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, Pa 15024.
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Deb Rago
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
JoAnn was a most awesome lady. I got to know her as a friend over the last 10 or so years. But, as an adopted mom over the past couple of years. She was very nurturing and caring and taught me about many things. Her passion for square dancing and ballroom dancing amazed me and her love of plants and flowers was evident in the resident garden at Redstone Highlands. I will never forget all the fun and laughs we had. Fly with the Angel's my dear. You earned your wings. May you sit at God's table with your "Hun" and enjoy peace.

Lea Ann Swyers Ostergaard
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
Blessing as you journey Jo Ann. Prayers and thanks for the many hours you were willing to keep Aunt Sal company on the phone. You will be greatly missed by her and many more.
Blessings and God speed.

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