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Joyce Ann Ash

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Joyce Ann Ash

AGE: 51 • Smyrna

Joyce Ann Ash, age 51, of Smyrna, DE, formerly of Riverside, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was born on November 25, 1962 in Riverside, the daughter of Robert and Loretta DeSanto. Mrs. Ash worked for many years as a Paraprofessional for the Appoquinimink School District where she loved working with her special needs students. Joyce was currently continuing her education at Delaware Tech, working towards her degree in Education. She enjoyed nature, spending time with family, especially her time spent with her granddaughter, Emma. Her other enjoyment was traveling with her husband and family. Joyce had an enthusiasm for life and her positive outlook uplifted those who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 12 years, Robert; her daughter, Nina and her husband Jason and their daughter, Emma; her two brothers, Robert DeSanto, Jr. and his wife Tammy and Jesse DeSanto and his wife Pam; and extended family members.

Services will be private.

Contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 18, 2014
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