Age 88, of Willow Street, PA, passed away on January 9, 2012.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in Lansdowne PA, she was a graduate of Lansdowne High School and Drexel University. She was employed with the State Department in Washington DC early in her career and as a secretary for many years with the Brandywine School District in Wilmington DE. She retired in 1986.
She was a resident of Wilmington DE for 35 years before moving to the Willow Valley Retirement Community in Willow Street, PA 8 years ago. She enjoyed travel, bowling, needlecrafts, music and card games. She was a volunteer for the MS Society and a member of A.A.U.W.
Joanne was married for 35 years to Albert C. Stewart who died in 1996. She is survived by her niece Judy Poling; great-nieces Kristi and Laura Poling; as well as cousins and friends.
Her funeral service will be 11:30 am, Jan. 16 at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill, PA 19026 with burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 1617 JFK Blvd. Ste 700, Phila., PA 19103.