Joan L. Yanega, 85, of Hunter Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. She was the wife of the late William J. Yanega who died in 2005. Born in Tamaqua on May 26, 1932, Joan was the daughter of the late Arnetta Koch. She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School and a member of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Tamaqua. Joan is survived by daughter Holly Dakos and her husband Mark of Saddle Brook, NJ; brother Robert Koch of Mooresville, North Carolina; and sister-in-law Jane Kracum of Trescow, PA. She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews especially Debbie, Linda, and Patti Steely and Michael and Rose Kracum. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 15 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will follow services. Call 7-9 PM, Thursday, September 14 and 10-11 AM, Friday, September 15 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Joan's name may be made to Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 430 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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