Joan's Memory Will Always Be With Us, And Remain In Our Hearts Forever
  • 67 years old
  • Born on March 3, 1951 in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
  • Passed away on February 27, 2019 in Fayetteville, Georgia, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, my loved one, Joan Q. Strehle, 67 years old.  She was born on March 3, 1951, and passed away on February 27, 2019, just shy of her next anticipated birthday party.   Just six months before, we celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary. The picture above is from that event.  We will remember her forever -- and I will miss her terribly.  This will be a permanent site, which I will add additional photos of family and dear friends as well as some of Joan's favorite music.

Among the most memorable things about Joan were her constant smile, her pleasant nature, and her silliness.  She was simply a generous and caring person with everyone she knew.  She had a very easy temperament and liked to keep things simple. Joan was always nice to everyone and friendly to all, and always courteous; making friends quickly. 

She always said please and thank you to everyone, and loved her creatures, big and small, pets or those in the wild; bugs and crawly things were always returned to the outdoors.  She loved her gardening, feeding the birds, doing her puzzles and sudoku, and overly decorating for each holiday.  She loved her music, her opera and classical pieces, several of her favorites are part of this site.

Joan loved flea markets, garage and yard sales, and estate sales; basically, she loved a good deal and she always bought something else to add to our overstuffed house, grounds and gardens.  She loved to volunteer over the years, and was an active member of Garden Clubs,the Rose Society, the Orchid Club, Begonia Club and with a variety of activities over the years. It was only in the past 6 months that she began slowing down her routines and activities.  

Joan never complained to anyone about anything--even when it was becoming more and more obvious that her five and a half year battle with cancer was finally catching up with her.   We all became victim to the false belief she was going to be with us forever; that she was going to beat this life-claiming disease.   But Joan was the first to sense she was failing.  In her special way, she accepted the inevitable and stayed strong, kept her sense of humor and went with the style that so easily identified her...with grace. 

 I will always remember that she did not stay angry very long and was all too forgiving of an often annoying husband--who will regret always not apologizing more frequently and kissing her more frequently.  My darling, I am happy that you are free of illness, and I know you are happy and those surrounding you are blessed by your presence and happy you are with them.  

Remember, "I loved you yesterday, I love you still.  I have loved you always and always will."

A "Life Celebration" Service will be held at 2:30 pm on August 21, 2019, our 48th wedding anniversary, at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery near Newtown, PA.  Further information and details will be provided by mid-July for those wishing to attend.  Please contact George Strehle, 561-376-3610.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to The American Cancer Society or The National Hospice Foundation in Joan's name would be greatly appreciated.



 



Posted by Stephen Johnson on June 24, 2019
I first met Joan circa 1971. A gorgeous young lady with a quick wit. She met George and finally succumbed to his pursuit. A great couple was formed and years of fun began. It was a pleasure for this old soldier to call the Strehles good friends. Almost 50 years have passed and i still smile when I hear her name mentioned. She was the best.
Posted by Bobbi Miller on May 21, 2019
Joan, your passing leaves a void in a world where kind, compassionate people are hard to find. Your willingness to always help a friend or loved one, your great sense of humor, and your bravery and stoicism during your illness, are an inspiration to anyone you knew. RIP friend and know your memory is a blessing.
Posted by Dan Curtayne on May 2, 2019
Joan,
God speed, we will miss you. We remember the good times, the parties, Boca Greens, Miss Kitty but most of all your bravery in facing the challenges of your condition. We will all meet again

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