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Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

OBITUARY

Joan F. Child

January 8, 1931February 8, 2020

Joan F. Child, 89, passed away on February 8, 2020. Joan was born January 8, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ to Dorothy and Steven Novak. She graduated from Neptune High School in Ocean Grove, NJ in 1949. Joan was married July 13, 1969 in Commack, NY to Leslie Child. At The Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, NY. Joan worked as a waitress for over 20 years. Leslie and Joan then moved to Arizona where she worked for The Tribune as a successful district sales manager. After retiring from The Tribune, Joan volunteered her time instructing children about heart health at Halle Heart Children’s Museum for a number of years. She was a devote parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe, AZ.Joan is predeceased by her husband, Leslie. She is survived by her brother, Steven Janovak of Sandy, UT; sister, Susan Roberts of Stony Brook, NY; son, Russell Child of Gilbert, AZ; and grandchild, Alexander Fong of Gilbert, AZ. A graveside service will be held in Joan’s honor on Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020 10:00AM at Green Acres Cemetery (401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257).

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 20, 2020

Memories

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James Roberts

February 21, 2020

Rest in Peace dear Joan.

Though our lives intersected for several years, decades past your kindness, generosity, support still resonates, burns bright today.

Your presence at Three Village Inn helped many aspiring college students earn college tuition, complete their studies and strengthen life skills; "......like part of a wave touching all those around you (me) who in turn touched others (my family, children) until all have felt the movement."

You were part of the wave, presence significant and meaningful.

Thank you from all of us touched

RUSSELL Child

February 20, 2020

Obituary
2/20/2020
Joan F. Child

Joan was a larger life person; all that meet her would remember her in some way.
So her story of life with me begins.
Through a chance meeting with my aunt who had moved to the United States,
As young girls they were working as waitresses they soon became fast friends.
My aunt was returning to England for visit and asked if Joan would like to accompany her, she said yes.
I was 5 years old when we first meet.
Boy did she make an impression even the newspaper took her photo at the airport and published a story about her and my aunt.
Life is a puzzle and like a puzzle there are pieces that have to go together to begin to make a picture of life, so as the years moved on the pieces began to form and we as a family began to take shape.
She was in love and devoted to my farther as I look back really beautiful.
All of us have memories that are pieces that fit this mosaic of life,
Joan was a hard working woman she and my aunt as single women they set out to control their lives they bought a house together so they would have their own home, this is the kind of determination she had, she took care of her mother and other family members who needed help.
She had a great career in sales that she loved and her volunteer work with children gave her great satisfaction, her unweaving faith and being a catholic for filled her especially after my farther passed.
She always showed and did things to make her family friends feel loved and happy, especially with her granddaughter with whom she had a special bond we were happy she was able to attended the wedding last year.
I have been very lucky to have had her in my life, all these years, and the great memories that I have, now that the last piece of her puzzle is complete we put it into place and we see a full picture of a wonderful and complete life she had.
Love you miss you till we meet again




Russell Child

February 20, 2020

Obituary
2/20/2020
Joan F. Child

Joan was a larger life person; all that meet her would remember her in some way.
So her story of life with me begins.
Through a chance meeting with my aunt who had moved to the United States,
As young girls they were working as waitresses they soon became fast friends.
My aunt was returning to England for visit and asked if Joan would like to accompany her, she said yes.
I was 5 years old when we first meet.
Boy did she make an impression even the newspaper took her photo at the airport and published a story about her and my aunt.
Life is a puzzle and like a puzzle there are pieces that have to go together to begin to make a picture of life, so as the years moved on the pieces began to form and we as a family began to take shape.
She was in love and devoted to my farther as I look back really beautiful.
All of us have memories that are pieces that fit this mosaic of life,
Joan was a hard working woman she and my aunt as single women they set out to control their lives they bought a house together so they would have their own home, this is the kind of determination she had, she took care of her mother and other family members who needed help.
She had a great career in sales that she loved and her volunteer work with children gave her great satisfaction, her unweaving faith and being a catholic for filled her especially after my farther passed.
She always showed and did things to make her family friends feel loved and happy, especially with her granddaughter with whom she had a special bond we were happy she was able to attended the wedding last year.
I have been very lucky to have had her in my life, all these years, and the great memories that I have, now that the last piece of her puzzle is complete we put it into place and we see a full picture of a wonderful and complete life she had.
Love you miss you till we meet again




Marilyn Cohen

February 17, 2020

I remember when I worked with Joanie my Stepmother at the three Village Inn in Stonybrook NY and watching her work so hard as She always took me under her wing I will always be greatful for that memory as many more in my memories heart and mind will be Sadly missed by all .

Suzie Roberts

February 15, 2020

Sister,friend and confidant. I will miss you, but you will always remain part of me. I take comfort in knowing that you are with your beloved husband Lezlie.
Suzie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY