Joanne Patricia Schwam

September 07, 1934 ‒ January 26, 2021

Ontario, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Joanne Patricia Schwam, 86, of Ontario and former Galion resident, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Crystal Care Center in Mansfield.

She was born September 7, 1934 in Mansfield, Ohio and was the daughter of Thomas P. and Helen (Raitch) Flood.

Joanne graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Mansfield. She worked at Westinghouse for many years and PPG in Crestline.

Joanne is survived by brothers Richard (Nancy) Flood of Edgewater, Maryland, Thomas P. (Brenda) Flood of Swansboro, North Carolina and John Flood of St. Petersburg, Florida; sister Marcian (Joe) Schalmo of Williston, South Carolina; sister-in-law Carol Flood of St. Petersburg, Florida; 20 nieces and nephews and special friends Teresa and Billy Wagner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Schwam, an infant son, Christopher and a brother James “Jim” Flood.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Galion, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thank you to her hospice nurses, Celeste, Tara and Ashley.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joanne Schwam, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • You have my deepest sympathy, Tom. I know how much Joanne meant to you and how hard you and Brenda have worked to make her last years as good as they could possibly be. She was fortunate to have you as her brother.

  • Two of her cousins, Susan and Rosemary, remember her as a very hard working woman. She had a very kind heart. She extended herself and her kindness to our mother. She would visit our mother and take her out to lunch when she was alone after our father passed away. Our mother, her Aunt Ruthie, always appreciated these outings. We did too. She was very thoughtful.

  • She was always very kind to my family. She made my kids feel so special. And she sure could make us laugh. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to know her better. My sympathies to her brothers, sister and family.