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SHARMA, Joan Marie

SHARMA, Joan Marie

SHARMA - Joan Marie Age 75, of Maple Glen, PA died on May 18, 2018 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA. She was the loving wife of Rameshwar Sharma and beloved mother of Sanya Sharma and Hari Sharma. Joan, affectionately called Lulu by friends and family, was born in Buffalo, NY on November 6, 1942 to the late Edwin and Mabel (Bateman) Wack. She was a graduate of Hamburg Central High School, class of 1961 and graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY in 1964. She went on to have a career as a Registered Nurse for many exciting and fulfilling years. When first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, she volunteered to be part of a research study being conducted by the National Institute of Health that examined alternate treatments for breast cancer and their long-term effects to the patient. For 35 years, she remained a part of this protocol which has helped women diagnosed with breast cancer today to live longer with a better quality of life. In addition to this important research, she left a legacy of kindness, caring and compassion. Everyone who met her will remember her beautiful smile and infectious laughter. Along with her husband and children, she is survived by her grandchildren Colin and Ryan Sharma and siblings Robert Wack and Donna Sundell. A celebration of her life is planned for May 18, 2019 in the Finger Lakes area of New York. For more details, please email Condolences may be made at

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