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JoAnn L. Messinger

AGE: 74 • Toms River

JoAnn Lorraine Messinger (Applegate), age 74 of Toms River, passed away on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. She was born to the late Harvey and Nyla Applegate of Keyport, NJ on March 10, 1943.

JoAnn graduated from Keyport High School, class of 1961. She attended the Mandl School for Medical Office Assistants in 1962. Upon graduation, she worked at the medical offices of Captanian & Casagrande and then for Dr. William Weingarten, an internist in Staten Island, NY. While on Staten Island, she met her husband, Arthur Messinger. They married in February 1965. They lived in Staten Island for 18 years, before moving to Toms River, NJ with their three children in June 1983.

JoAnn spent 25 years working as a medical assistant at the ophthalmology office of Dr. David A. Schlisserman, MD in Brick, NJ. She was an avid sewer/quilter, active in volunteering and church work at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church of Staten Island NY, and later at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church of Toms River. She had a passion for gardening, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles. In retirement, she loved going out to lunch with her many friends, visiting her granddaughters in Maryland and hosting Sunday dinners with her family. She will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege to know her and feel her love.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Arthur Messinger, daughter, Jennifer Lynn of Toms River, son, Gregory Albert and girlfriend Shannon Ryan, of Whiting, daughter Leigh-Anne, her beloved husband Eric Krouse and two wonderful granddaughters, Kylie JoAnn and Kaitlyn of Bel Air, MD, sister, Janice L. Korker and brother-in-law Russell Korker of Red Bank along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Toms River, NJ.

Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River are in charge of the arrangements. www.silvertonmemorial.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2017
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