Three things that Joan loved…her late husband Vic, teaching second graders and her South Harrison neighbors. Her home was her castle. And although it was designed by her and Vic it was never complete unless she had it filled with friends. People came for dinner, but usually stayed for the lively political banter. She loved to discuss current events, but left, right or center, at the end of the day you were still her friend. And when those closest to her had a special occasion, Joan could be counted on to write a poem or song. Her love of community yielded a reciprocal response. In her later years, neighbors, the police and even the Police Chief himself often stopped to check up on her, or have a cup of tea. Her love of teaching didn’t stop when she retired from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District. She participated in the Read Across America Program and volunteered at the South Harrison School. Tennis was integral in her life so much so that she was instrumental in getting tennis courts built in So. Harrison. rn Joan was the wife of the late Victor. She is survived by her sister Marcia Hill of FL, and many nieces and nephews. rn Come celebrate her 89 educational years Sunday from 1pm at the Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where the service will be at 3pm. All of her previous second grade students are requested to attend. Burial private at Lake Park Cemetery. Donations to South Harrison Alliance Education for Excellence (SHAEE) PO Box 155 Harrisonville, NJ 08039 will be appreciated.