Γ—

Aycock Funeral Home

1504 Southeast Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL

OBITUARY

Joan E. Dvorak

October 22, 1946January 3, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Joan Elizabeth Dvorak was an amazing Mother, Nan (Grandmother), Nanny (Great Grandmother), Sister, Aunt, and Friend. Her time with us was determined to be up on January 3, 2020. She passed away at 4:18 PM which gave her enough time to get up to heaven’s party for Friday night out - finally no oxygen, no pain, just free. Even getting ready at 4:18, she may still have been late! On October 22, 1946 in Riverside New Jersey, she was born to her mother, Flora Brous and her biological father Harry Theurer. She was raised along with her sister Carol Ann, since the age of five by her super mom and perfect father Edward J Tumasz. Left behind to finally fend for themselves are her four children: Debra Ames, Audra Winn, Cara Wichnoski, and her favorite son, Guy Wichnoski. She raised two husbands, four children, four grandchildren (Ashlie, Kraig, Billy and Morgan) and seven great grandchildren (Jocelyn, Seth and Carson, William III and Cooper, Marlon and Isabella). She moved to Port St. Lucie Florida on May 13, 1976. She was very active in the community with Girl Scouts, softball (both playing and coaching), football, and baseball. She was an entrepreneur with her own business, switched to helping everyone have fabulous hair and nails, later got into equine insurance, all the while being a more than proficient part-time party girl- she always made sure everyone around her was having a great time. On top of all of that, she also held the title of Exalted Ruler of All School Projects from nursery school to college, participated in field trips, music, dance school- she designed and sewed elaborate costumes, cooked marvelous meals, made sure everyone looked great with fashion tips and keeping clothes fresh and ironed, (OMG who does that anymore) she was so artistic, drawing and painting, made beautiful timeless crafts, and the list goes on. Topping off her list she enjoyed were just seeing new things, she loved new experiences. Whether it be enjoying Atlantic City or going on Cruises, hiking the Mayan Ruins, just being out on the go made her sparkle. She loved music, dancing, coffee, her cigarettes and having an all-around great time but of all those things listed, they were never put before her family which she loved even more. She put her daughters through dancing school and made all of their costumes, helped her kids, grand kids, and great grand kids with jobs, and school. If she didn’t know something, she figured it out. If you had something to say, she listened with her full attention - and loved to reply with her own stories. When she finally caught some time for herself, she would play bunco, dinners and dancing at the Polish American Club, catch up on the news, and make even the most basic outing (like going to the store) as significant as a night on the town. She was the center piece for everyone for a very, very long time and will be forever missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Debra Ames, Daughter
  • Audra Winn, Daughter
  • Cara Wichnoski, Daughter
  • Guy Wichnoski, Son
  • Flora Brous, Mother (deceased)
  • Harry Theurer, Father (deceased)
  • Edward Tumasz, Father (deceased)
  • Grandchildren Ashlie, Kraig, Billy and Morgan
    Great Grandchildren Jocelyn, Seth, Carson, William III, Cooper, Marlon and Isabella

Services

18 January

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Fernhill Memorial Gardens

1501 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Joan's Life Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Prayer Service Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

Joan E. Dvorak

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Stefanie Myets

January 17, 2020

Losing Mom is hard, no matter how old we are. My thoughts are with you, Debra and family as you grieve her loss and celebrate her life.

Rosemary Phillips

January 17, 2020

I am so distressed to hear about Joans passing. My sincere condolences to her family. Joan treasured each of you.
I met Joan when she was working in Equine Insurance. My husband Rick and I owned an insurance agency that insured horses and farms. Joan was our underwriter. I spoke to her almost every work day. I will never forget her loving way to discuss the business at hand. Joan always had warm stories about her children and grandchildren. Her family meant the world to her
When Joan would answer my call I'd say Hi you. Are you ready to play Let's make a deal?
She would respond with a chuckle. ( We'd proceed to the business at hand which was establishing a quote to insure one of our customers horses). The world needs more people like Joanie. She will be missed by many.
Love you Joan. I'll see you in heaven.

Emma Sattler

January 16, 2020

Oh, sweet girls, there are way too many memories of your mom, and you girls for an old woman like me to relate.
One memory I like to relate is when, after my son Steve had bought his sister, Cirri a dirt bike. Well, one day I got a call from the Sheriff's office asking if I had a daughter named Cirri. After my heart started beating again, the deputy told me that Cirri had been stopped for having her dirt bike on a city street. I hurried to the place, and Joan was already there, and the deputy had called a tow truck to take the bike. there was sweet Joan, begging him to not have it towed, that we were both single moms who couldn't afford to pay a tow charge. Her persuasion worked, and he released the bike to us on the promise that they would never do that again. loved her a lot, and love the memories of all of you.

Sharon Jungblutt Quinn

January 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Joan's passing, and so sorry for your loss. I remember Joan as a fun, energetic, kind classmate of the class of 64, Burlington City High School. It sounds like she was an amazing mother, which is no surprise! Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Marion Roe Myers

January 16, 2020

so sorry for your loss.. we knew her when you lived in NJ,, she was a nice friend

Tina Solero

January 16, 2020

I'm so sad to hear this. We have missed her so much. Praying for your family.

Cara Wichnoski

January 16, 2020

I love you mother and thank you for the fine teachings of life you gave me to be able to continue forward! HUGE HUGS to ALL of US that adore you that will celebrate your fine life to infinity from here on in!!! I love you mother with all my heart forever and ever AMEN!!! Your youngest daughter! Cara Lee Wichnoski XOXOXO

Colleen Brennan Sickler

January 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time πŸ™ It makes me smile when I think back to all the great softball games your mom helped coach. Such fun times! Thinking of you all.

Darlene Berube

January 15, 2020

Debra and family,
I am so sad to hear about the passing of your mom. Even though I did not know her, seems like she was an absolutely amazing person that I would have loved to meet. I will seek her out when we meet. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’• My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Fondly,
Darlene

Christine Cattani

January 15, 2020

Went to high school with Joan,shared many jokes & stories.Went dancing @ Riverside firehouse &found out she was cousin to Victor Vittorino,another great person.Glad Joan was so loved throughout her life.Please accept my sympathies.