Dr. Joann Frances Fabin Duncan, 69, died on Sunday January 29, 2017 in Rock Hill, SC.
Funeral services will be held in Parma, Ohio and a memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill. A reception of family and friends will follow the memorial service at Mrs. Duncan's home in Rock Hill.
A native of Seven Hills, Ohio, Dr. Duncan was the daughter of the late Joseph B. Fabin and the late Julia Drummond Fabin. She was a proud member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill, SC. She loved art, the theater, opera, and Broadway shows as well as spending time with her friends and family.
Joann was an alumna of Ohio State and the University of Minnesota and completed her doctorate in psychology. Her career spanned over 35 years, as she worked tirelessly and selflessly assisting those children with a variety of mental health and other challenges. She spent years developing and supporting South Carolina's state wide system of services for children and adolescents with Autism and other mental health disorders, lending her creativity and wisdom to the children, their families and her staff.
Dr. Duncan is survived by her daughter, Melanie Duncan and her husband, Matthew Capobianco of Charleston, SC; her granddaughters, Veronica and Stella Capobianco; her brother Joseph B. Fabin Jr. and his wife Lisa Fabin and her nephew Timothy Fabin all of Minerva, N.Y.
The family wishes to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Susie Mccleod and Joan Taylor for the care, love, and friendship they gave Joann over many years and all the others that helped her in the last year.
Memorials may be given in her name to Hospice & Community Care Children's Programming, P.O. 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or Saint Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 11982, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
Published in The Herald from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15, 2017.