Joan Frances Howarth passed away on May 20, 2019 in her home with her family by her side. Joan Frances was born on December 9, 1930 in Irvington, NJ to Joseph and Elizabeth Ford McLoughlin. Joan was married to John "Jack" Howarth on December 29, 1951 who proceeded her death in August 2003.
Joan lived the first half of her life in Scotch Plains, NJ before she and Jack relocated to sunny Port Charlotte, FL.
Joan was a dedicated and active volunteer in many organizations including Share The Blessings Ministry, where she served as a Board member since the organization was first established in 2010. In addition, she also volunteered with Bayfront Hospital, Florida Special Olympics, the Democratic Club of Scotch Plains and multiple PTA groups, and acted as a Cub Scout leader and volunteer at the Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in Scotch Plains, NJ. She was a member of Zonta International for 33 years, where she held positions as Treasurer Vice President, Board member and President.
Joan's life of volunteer service is defined by John 318, "Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and truth." She brought caring and energy to all those she met.