Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of
This memorial page is dedicated for family, friends and future generations to celebrate
the life of their loved one.
We ask on behalf of the family that you keep your comments uplifting and appropriate
to help all who come here to find comfort and healing.
Obituary for Joseph R. Shimkanon
Joseph R. Shimkanon, 85 of North Catasauqua formerly of Northampton, died Monday October 20, 2008 at his home. He was married to Elizabeth S. (Zebrowsky) Smith Shimkanon for 34 years. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Kavcak) Shimkanon. Joseph was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church in North Catasauqua. He was a graduate of Lehigh University and a World War II Army veteran. Joseph worked for many years as an engineer for the Fuller Company before his retirement. Surviving with his wife are a daughter Donna and her husband Nicholas Amorin of Freeland; a son Lawrence Smith of Hazelton; sisters Irene Zima of Northampton and Margaret Mallory of Whitehall; 8 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday October 24th, 2008 at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, 1001 2nd Street, North Catasauqua, 18032. Call from 9:30-10:30am at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Walnut Street, Catasauqua, 18032.