Joan Ann Gonzalez, 87, of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her four children and several of her ten grandchildren, on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Anthology of McCandless Senior Living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was born on February 20, 1935, in Manhattan, New York to the late Thomas John Carroll and Edith (Secker) Carroll and was the third of eight children. Upon graduation from high school, Joan became an Executive Assistant and worked in the Empire State Building for a global trading company until she met and married her husband, Dr. Joseph I. Gonzalez. They were married for 60 years until his passing in July 2019. She was a devoted wife, partner, mother, and grandmother, and her passions were her family, tennis, the beach, needlework, painting, and volunteer work. Joan is survived by her two sons David Gonzalez of Orlando, FL, and Daniel (Michelle) Gonzalez of Columbus, OH; her two daughters Diana (James) Falconi of Sewickley, PA, and Donna (Charles) Homolka of Ft. Myers, FL; and her adoring ten grandchildren James, Joseph, John (Michelle), Nicholas, David, Danielle, Lauren, Bobby, Alex, and Matthew. She is also survived by one sister, Catherine Young, of New York. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held privately in South Carolina at a future date. At the family’s request, please make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to either:
Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street; Georgetown, SC 29440 or online: https://www.tidelandshospice.org/donate or St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 405 Frederick Avenue; Sewickley, PA 15143 or online: https://www.ststephenschurch.net/give
Joan’s family would like to specifically acknowledge and thank the amazing staff from both Anthology of McCandless Senior Living and DaVita Kidney Care for their tender, loving care, and unwavering dedication to Joan during her time with them. In the last months of her life, her caregivers at both places became her dear friends and constant sources of encouragement during this difficult time.
All arrangements through the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD, BUTLER, PA 16001. WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM.
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