Joan C. Lawrence (nee Ryba), 80, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born December 15, 1932, to the late Stanley, Sr. and Mary (nee Bajorek) Ryba in Cleveland.
Joan was an active parishioner at St. Martin’s and also enjoyed polka dancing along with being a member and Queen of the Red Hats Society.
Joan is survived by her loving children, Kathleen (Mike) Chohaney and Nick (Maria) Lawrence; treasured grandchildren, Terra (Paul) Davis, Kate Chohaney, Andrea Lawrence and Michael Chohaney; loving companion, John Yezerski; sister, Rosemary Gannon; daughter-in-law, Joan M. Lawrence; and sister-in-law, Pat Ryba.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nicholas Lawrence; second husband, Anthony Rajski; son David; infant daughter, Christine; brother, Stanley Ryba, Jr.; and her beloved dog companion, Scooter.
Family will receive friends today, July 25, 2013, from 4 until 7 P.M., at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Rd., Brunswick, 44212. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 26, 2013, at 10 A.M., at St. Martin Catholic Church, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City, 44280, with Father Thomas Dunphy as the Celebrant. Please meet at the church. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery in Valley City.
Contributions may be made, in Joan’s memory, to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, 44256, or a charity of your choosing.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com