Joan E. Mistretta Monday, April 9, 1934 - Sunday, July 30, 2017

Joan E. Mistretta (nee Ewel) age 83 of North Tonawanda. Passed away July 30, 2017 after a brief illness. Joan was a life-long and an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, North Tonawanda. She was a musician, teaching organ and piano since her teens. Joan also worked as a long-term Sub Secretary at the North Tonawanda Schools for years. Joan enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved baking, gardening, and entertaining. Joan had many close friends and brightened the lives of everyone she met. She was the wife of the late Louis R. Mistretta. Beloved mother of Robert (Vivian) Mistretta, Diane (David) Luther, Gregg (Jackie) Mistretta, and Amy (Dennis) Main. Grandmother of Matthew (Stephanie) Luther, Aaron Luther, Adrienne Luther, Hannah Luther, Jenna Hall, Jillian Hall, and May Vargas; great-grandmother of 3 great-grandchildren Nolan Luther, Aubrey Luther, and Noah Luther. Sister of Robert D. Ewel Jr., Rosemary McCart, and Dr Jack Ewel. No prior visitation, a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M., from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 61 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, Interment in Acacia Park Cemetery. Guest register available at

Join us on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:45pm

Dear Diane & Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Paula Bezbatchenko

Diane and family,  I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother.  My thoughts and prayers are w/you as you get thru this difficult time.

Diane & family, wishing you peace in this difficult time. Your coworkers have all been asking about you and sending love.