Joan Elizabeth Hahner

Joan Elizabeth Hahner

AGE: 80 • Brick

Joan Elizabeth Hahner nee Gundlach, 80, of Brick died on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hahner was a world traveler, avid bowler, master knitter who knitted baby caps for donation to needy children and an accomplished swimmer who swam the Metedeconk at its widest point. She also enjoyed water ballet. She was a graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood and Berkley Business School in East Orange. Mrs. Hahner was a great Mom, Grandma as well as a wonderful wife.

Born and raised in Maplewood, she lived in Union for 30 years while summering at the Jersey Shore for 80 years before moving to Brick 20 years ago.

She was predeceased by her sister Elaine Lockwood. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Moritz "Marty" Hahner; sons Scott David and his wife Karen of Mountainside, Douglas Frederick and his partner Gary of Belmar; daughter Gail Elizabeth Orlowski and her husband Gary of Branchburg; and 4 grandchildren Jennifer, Lauren, Zachary and Sean.

Visiting will be on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, NJ 08724. The service will be held on Tuesday 10:30am in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. Donations may be made in her name to the 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury NJ 07702. For more information or to send condolences please visit

Funeral Home

O'Brien Funeral Home
505 Burnt Tavern Road Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 899-8600

Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 18, 2012