Joana N. Van Wey

GOWANDA — Joana N. Van Wey, 78, of Allen Street, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 16, 2020.

She was born in Gowanda, July 30, 1942, the daughter of Arthur L. and Ruth M. ( Linsler) Clees.

Joana worked for WNYDDSO for more than 30 years , at the time of her retirement, she worked out of the Dana Dr. group home . Joana was involved with many of the programs offered at the LK Painter Center in Collins and was of Roman Catholic faith .

Survivors include two sons: Michael (Kristen) Van Wey and Darrin N. Van Wey, all of Gowanda; grandchildren: Delaney, Jack, Devon and Ty Van Wey; along with a sister, Barbara ( Dean ) Richmond of Green Castle. Ind.; and a brother, Stuart Clees of Hamburg; nieces and nephews also survive .

Besides her parents, Joana was preceded in death by her husband ,Norman L. Van Wey (April 26, 2014); her sister, Linda Howard (March 8, 2018)’ and a nephew. Jimmy Howard (Aug. 20, 1995)

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, from 4-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, where a prayer service will commence at 7 p.m. The Rev. Mitch Byeck of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church will officiate. (Face masks required.) A private burial will take place at the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Langford.

If desired, memorials may be made to a local charity of ones choice .