Obituary: Joanne Dwyer, former library assistant
Joanne (Kistler) Dwyer, 78, of Leeds, a former library assistant, died at home June 3.
She was born in Reading, Pa., and was a graduate of Kutztown High School in Kutztown, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. Later in life, she earned a master's degree in library science at Simmons College in Boston.
In her early career, she was a schoolteacher in California, Pennsylvania and Thailand, where she lived for a year.
She married William H. Dwyer in 1964. They lived in New Hampshire, Indiana and Mississippi before settling in Leeds in 1976.
She worked as a library assistant I in the Du Bois Library from 1993-95.
Her husband died in 1989.
She leaves her daughters, Gwen Dwyer of Malden and Carol Dwyer of Acton; her close friend Jonathan Glass of Belmont; her twin brother, a nephew and two nieces.
A memorial service will be held June 30 at the Unitarian Society in Northampton beginning at 1:30 p.m.