Ashton Funeral Home


JoAnn D. Goldsmith

February 11, 2017

JoAnn D. Goldsmith

JoAnn D. Goldsmith, 76 of Palmer Twp., PA died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Easton Hospital. Born July 11, 1940 in Easton, PA she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Dolores (Renner) Doria. She and her husband the former Mayor Thomas F. Goldsmith were married 45 years. A 1958 graduate of Easton High School, she received a degree in Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University in 1962 and taught at the Vanderveer and Paxinosa Elementary Schools in Easton for 11 years. JoAnn was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church; the Northampton Country Club and the Pomfret Club. She enjoyed golfing with family and friends, playing mahjong and bridge but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband: Thomas; her son: James Timothy Goldsmith and his wife Heidi; and 3 grandchildren: Anthony, Steven and Timothy. She was predeceased by two brothers: James and Joseph.

Services are 10:30 AM Wednesday (Feb. 15) in College Hill Presbyterian Church, 501 Brodhead Street, Easton, PA with a calling period 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Tuesday (Feb. 14) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or College Hill Presbyterian Church.  Offer online condolences at

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  1. Joseph skutches

    February 12, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. There are no words to comfort you other than – ” we care” and will be praying for your peace.
    MaryAnn and Joe

  2. Ed/Sharon Jankowich

    February 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Tom and Jim So sorry to hear of your loss. Remember all the happy time that you had as a family, even band days.

  3. Tanya Alvarado

    February 12, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Jim, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that her legacy will be reflected and will continue through you and your remarkable boys. She will always be with you. I am sure she will be missed. ❤

  4. Ken and Mary Nickischer

    February 13, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Tom, Jim and family, and her many friends.
    Remembering her laughter, friendship, and beauty. So sad.
    Ken and Mary Nickischer, ESU ’62

  5. Caitie McAndrews

    February 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are remembering JoAnn and all of you in our prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Sending lots of love.

  6. Dennis and Liz McAndrews

    February 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Please know that all of you and JoAnn are uppermost in our prayers at this difficult time. Please take good care of yourselves and your family.

  7. Betsy Werley

    February 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Dear Tom, Jim and family, on behalf of my dad and the Werley family, we send our condolences. We know you took wonderful care of her during her long illness.

    Sending our warm regards,

    Betsy, John, Wendy and Mark Werley and Lucy Sokol