- Joan Kwiatkowski (nee Schick) age 69, of Berlin, NJ, died peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Marie L. (Farro) and George D. Schick and her siblings Gertrude, George and Marie Schick.
Joan will be missed by her husband, and soul mate Leon Kwiatkowski, who filled her life with so many wonderful moments. She is also survived by her two children, Christopher and Amy Grazer whom she loved unconditionally and who will miss the person who believed in them most. Also left to miss her are her niece Barbara (Schick) Ellison, her husband Graham and son Tim.
There are also dozens of life-long friends who will greatly miss her as she had the gift of making each know that she was always on their side. Joan made friends everywhere she went and kept them throughout her life. She grew up in Philadelphia and after graduating from Bartram High School she worked as the secretary for the Commander to the Philadelphia Naval Base until departing to raise her family in Marlton, N.J. Joan resumed her career in the mid-80's at InterBoro Savings Bank, later moving on to School Lunch Computer Services. She also spent many successful years at Pat McKenna Realtors where she built lasting friendships, retiring in 2006. Her many interests included tennis, gardening, visiting the Jersey shore, eating out with friends, traveling, her Basset hounds, bird watching, great fits of laughing, Christmas, family traditions, and favoring her glasses of port wine over ice. Until the end, Joan stayed true to herself -- beautiful, generous and funny.
Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Tuesday from 7-9pm at the BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 73 and Evesham Rd. Marlton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 10:30am at St. Joan of Arc Church, Marlton. Entombment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill NJ.