OBITUARY

Joan N. Coslow

December 22, 1930February 10, 2020
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Joan N. Coslow, 89 passed away Monday 10, 2020 at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born December 22, 1930 in Harrisburg, PA, to the late Stanley R. and Marion Neidhammer. Joan graduated from Camp Hill High School in 1948 and earned her Bachelors in English from Waynesburg College in 1952. She has been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1963. Joan started in Fort Wayne as a counselor at Fort Wayne children's home, went on to be a juvenile probation officer,then as a therapist at Park center for 20 years She was instrumental in starting the local affiliate of NAMI and she served as a board member for Indiana Center For Middle East Peace. She was a member and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church. Joan is survived by her sons Richard (Joy) Coslow of Fort Wayne, IN; Mark (Martha) Coslow of St. Augustine FL; daughter Dr. Lee A. (Patrick) Hutton of Olympia, WA; grandchildren Paige Coslow, Mark Coslow, Steven Coslow all of Fort Wayne and great grandchildren Simone and Ryker. Her husband Jerry L. Coslow and a granddaughter Caitlin Coslow preceded her in death. Services will be 3 pm Thursday February 13, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN with calling one hour prior. Private burial in Covington Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Indiana Center for Middle East Peace. To sign the on line guest book go to www.mccombandsons.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Joan N. Coslow

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Catherine Christoff

February 13, 2020

Joan guided me through many rough times with intelligence and grace and patience. In the last several years I would run into her on Friday mornings at the Firefly and we would catch up. I always saw her at plays and other artistic events. It feels as if I just saw her a few weeks ago. I can't believe she is gone. So sorry to have missed the calling. She was an amazing lady.

Anita Corkwell

February 13, 2020

So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a fun and kind lady while I was growing up. I remember the rides in the convertible .

Bethany Carlson

February 13, 2020

We moved to Fort Wayne when I was twelve years old, that is when I first met Joan. Joan and my mom worked together forever it seemed and then we worshiped together so my life was never with Joan Coslow! Sweet, wonderful Joan ...! I always looked for you when I came to church. We usually shared a hug or a sweet hand squeeze🙂! I will miss that! You not only watched my brothers and I grow from middle school age and high school age into adulthood. Then you watched my sons, Jacob and Jonah, grow at First Pres. you even looked at pictures of my beautiful granddaughter, Ava. You sent me beautiful cards when I was so very ill a few years ago. You were always making sure I was okay. Thank you for being such a special person in my life! I will always remember you! I will miss you dearly! Love, Bethany Carlson 🧡❤🧡🙏🏾🧡❤🧡

Ginny McMeekin

February 12, 2020

Joan was our neighbor when we lived on California Ave. She was the sweetest lady. She found our chocolate lab who had escaped our yard once. I wasn’t home but, she called my husband to let him know that she found him and would keep him safe until I got home. We repaid the favor and helped rake her leaves and shovel her snow one year. Joan was so grateful for the assistance that she brought over a tin of cookies to us to show her gratitude. We always looked out for Joan since she lived alone. Sadly, we had to move away from California ave two years ago. I just found out about her passing. I’ll miss her dearly she was a wonderful lady.

Julie Cadarette

February 12, 2020

My Husband and I didn't know Joan very good. Just through our church. That's where we met her. She was as sweet as she is. She helped us get into First Presbyterian Church. I think that was back in 2007. We will miss her... George and Julie Cadarette

Kathy Bourquin

February 11, 2020

No dearer soul ever occupied a place in my life. Dick, Lee and Mark.....as you know....she loved you more than anything in the world. So much of the best of who I am was exampled to me by Joan. There will never be anyone who I hold more love, respect and admiration for than Joan.
Joan......you know how much I already miss you. Someday I want you to be waiting first in line when I pass from this world. I look forward to that moment. I love you.

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