Joan Boda

May 9, 1942 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Joan Boda Obituary

Joan Boda, 81, of Charleroi, died peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in Virginia Beach, VA surrounded by her sister, Beverly and Brother-in-law, Frank who together sacrificed their own lives and provided excellent around the clock care to her since her car accident in July. Joan was born May 9, 1942 and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Boda.


Joan was a Charleroi High School graduate in the class of 1960 and was Lutheran by faith. She was a lifelong active member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Charleroi. Joan was a social butterfly who loved everyone! She could always be found helping others. Despite her injuries and struggles over the past 6 months, she never would complain and when asked how she was doing, would always respond with, “I’M FINE!”


Left to cherish her memory is her niece, who she raised as her own daughter, Nicole Polinski of Fallowfield Twp and husband Mike and their 2 sons, Michael and Nicholas who she loved and cherished more than anything! She never missed an event of Michael or Nick’s since the day they were born, they were her everything!  She is also survived by her sister, Beverly (Frank) Denson, of Va Beach; One brother, Kenneth (Cheryl) Boda of N. Charleroi and her sister-in-law, June Boda of Tampa, Florida. Joan had numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends all who she adored, especially her dearest friend, Rose McManus and her family. Although Joanie will be missed terribly, we are happy to know she is Rejoicing in Heaven with our heavenly Father.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Boda. Joan was never married but spent over 45 years with the love of her life, George “Moe” Ramusivich who died on August 15, 2015.


Friends and family will be received from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, January 19th, 2024 at HOGAN-MELENYZER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022. Funeral service will be held inside the funeral home at 11:00am on Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Interment will follow at Charleroi Cemetery. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at

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January 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Interment following funeral service
January 20, 2024

Charleroi Cemetery
1 Cemetery Rd
Charleroi, PA 15022


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