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Joan P. Wirth

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Joan P. Wirth

Ocean Township - Joan Patricia (Fager) Wirth, 84, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 30, 2018.

She was born in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of Frances (Clancy) and Philip Fager, and grew up in Fairview. She graduated from Memorial High School in West New York in 1951, then worked as secretary for McGraw Hill in NY. She met the love of her life, Marty, in 1954. The two married in 1956. Over the years, Joan and Marty lived in Buzzard's Bay MA, Ridgefield Park, Manalapan, Ocean Township, and Punta Gorda FL. In the face of life's many storms Joan always kept her faith in God.

She was preceded in death by her son Martin Wirth, Jr., brother Philip Fager Jr. and brother-in-law Al Tamburro. She is survived by her beloved husband Martin C. Wirth; sons James (Patti) Wirth and Michael (Claire) Wirth and daughter Linda (Jeffry Shwartz), and grandchildren Alexander and Kyle Wirth of La Conner, WA, Brendan Wirth of Huntington Station, NY, and Sydney and Samantha Shwartz of Middletown, NJ. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ann Fager, sisters MaryAnn (Daniel) Ambrosio and Eileen Tamburro; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Joan was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know her, and will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11 am Friday, Feb 9, at the Church of St. Anselm, 1028 Wayside Rd., Tinton Falls, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Meridian Hospice at For Joan's full obituary, please visit her memorial page at www.bongar
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2018
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