Joanne Pagac Hastings, 77, went to be with the lord after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in her home with her husband and sister Jackie at her side. A resident of Pawleys Island, SC for the past 24 years, she was formerly of Columbia, MD. A daughter of the late Joseph Pagac and Dora Belle Jordan Mutich, and step-daughter of the late Michael ‘Mickey’ Mutich, she was born in Brownsville, PA on September 25, 1940.
After graduating from Centerville High School, Joanne was employed through retirement in 1994 with the United States Government. Joanne loved to travel and read novels. She could spend hours getting lost in the pages of a good book. She was active in her community, enjoyed a game of Bridge, and loved her family with her whole heart.
She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 55 years, James Robert “Bob” Hastings; sons James (& William) Hastings of San Jose, CA and Brian (& Anissa) Hastings of Mount Airy, MD; grandson, Kyle Hastings; brother, Michael (& Darlene) Mutich of Fayette City; sisters, Joyce (& Jim) Gerace of York, PA, Jackie Gazdik of Fairhope, PA, Mickey Lynn (& Ed) Regula of El Paso, TX and Tina Mutich of Fairhope, PA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Joanne is preceded in death by her grandmother, Rose M Conaway Jordan who also played an important role in her early life.
A Celebration of Joanne’s Life will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.
The family is asking, in leu of flowers, donations be considered to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (https://www.pancan.org/).
For more family information or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family.
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