SUSSEX - Joan C. McMillan, 71, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence in Sussex. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Alva and Mildred McMillan, Joan lived in Long Island before moving to New Jersey. Joan was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, William Paterson University and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She was employed as a kindergarten teacher by the All Saints' Pre-School in Glen Rock before her retirement. Joan attended the Sussex Christian Reformed Church. She was predeceased by her son, Rick A. Shankoff, on Oct. 27, 1988. Joan is survived by her two sons, Rodney Shankoff, of Sussex, and Gregory Shankoff and his wife, Minette, of Huntersville, N.C.; her daughter, Cheryl Brands and her husband, Allen, of Sussex; her brother, Gregory K. McMillan and his wife, Carol, of Austin, Texas; her seven grandchildren, Rodney Shankoff Jr., Joshua Brands and his wife, Katie, Erik Brands, Valerie Brands, Jeremy Brands, Colby Brands and Aaron Shankoff; and her great-granddaughter, Kaylee Brands. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
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Pinkel Funeral Home
31 Bank Street
Sussex, NJ 07461
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Apr. 24, 2013