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Joan M. Van Horn

Obituary Condolences

Joan M. Van Horn

Age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 surrounded by her family.

Born in Kelayres, PA, Joan was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Yurechko) Jankowski. She graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nurses in 1959 and worked as a registered nurse at Newark Emergency Center until 1986. From 1986 to 1994, she worked for Spectra Care. She was a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. Other memberships included the EMS Council and the Parish of the Resurrection.

Joan will be dearly missed by her husband of 51 years, Leroy G. Van Horn; her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Pete Bunting of New Castle; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark Van Horn and Lori Crosier of Newark; seven grandchildren, Madeline, Lily, Theresa, Alex, LeToya, David and Adam; and 4 great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Tuesday, September 6th between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington and again from 10 - 11 AM on Wednesday morning with a service beginning at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to the ALS Society, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd. Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or at alsassoc@alsphiladelphia.org.

(302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2011
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