Joan B. Smallenberger

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Joan B. Smallenberger

March 11, 1940 - October 30, 2018

Joan B. Smallenberger Joan B. Smallenberger, 78, a resident of the Crawford County Care, passed away there Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

She was born March 11, 1940 in Meadville, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Lawyer Pierce.

Joan was a graduate of Meadville High School and attended Allegheny College. She worked as a buyer at the Allegheny College Bookstore and enjoyed gardening, traveling and antiques.

She is survived by son, Trond, daughter-in-law Kimmy, and grandson Finnegan.

Services are private but memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or

The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at
Published on November 6, 2018
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Terry and Linda Hasenkopf
Nov 08, 2018
I knew Joan from our days of working at Allegheny College.
What a beautiful and loving person. Our deepest sympathy.
Terry and Linda Hasenkopf
Nov 08, 2018
So many wonderful memories of a very special woman. Joan and I worked at Allegheny during the same period of time. I am sad the world has lost a beautiful person inside and out. My deepest sympathy to Trond and family.
Cheryl Peterson
Nov 07, 2018
I was so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. My mom (Rita Frisina) and Joan were best friends at Juniper Village. The two of them made each other’s lives richer! They were inseparable and we were also blessed to have known her! I lost my mom 7 years ago and I like to think they are together again in heaven! Joan was such a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers are with you! She would always tell me “I love you to pieces”!
Traci Parsons Snode
Nov 07, 2018
Trond - so sorry to hear of Aunt Joan passing away. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Eileen Thomas Smith
Nov 06, 2018
Joan and I graduated from the old Meadville High School in the 1958 class.She was a happy person and always had a smile on her face.The last time I saw Joan was at our 50th class reunion. She was a lovely person and was very well liked by her classmates.My condolences to her son and family.