Leeds - Joan Steidler Morford passed peacefully April 18, 2013, surrounded by her family, after a short battle with cancer.
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She leaves her husband, Professor Mark Morford and her three children, Gary Newman of New York City, Lynne Lawson and her husband Barry of Peacham, Vt., and Denise Maddocks and her husband James of Brewster, and a grandson Henry Maddocks of Manchester, N.H.
Born Aug. 23, 1934, in Northampton, Joan was the daughter of the late Nora and William Steidler.
She leaves two sisters, Mary Ann Alexander of Florence and Judy Demarois of Chico, Calif.
She was predeceased by her brothers David and William Steidler.
Joan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies.
She and her husband loved traveling and walking, especially in England, Italy and Sanibel Island, Fla. Joan loved bird watching,
music and spending time with family. She was a generous, caring person who will be missed greatly by those who knew her.
Services will be private.
Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton is in charge.
In lieu of flowers, should anyone wish to make a donation in Joan's name it can be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR/USA 72202, of which she was a great supporter.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Apr. 20, 2013