Joan Schoepf

Obituary of Joan - Schoepf

Joan Schoepf, 82, of Salisbury, MD now rests peacefully in our hearts as she has passed over in to the next journey of her soul on Sunday, April 14, 2019.  Joan was born July 9, 1936 in Pennsylvania to the late James and Dorothy Conrad but called the Eastern Shore of Maryland her home for 54 years.  She loved her family, the beach, gardening, cooking, traveling, antiquing and people watching on the boardwalk

Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, George Schoepf, her parents and a brother.  She is survived by her companion of 21 years, Slate Simmons of Salisbury and three children, Kerry Schoepf of Salisbury, Greg Schoepf of Pocomoke (Karole) and Sherri Hastings of Laurel (David).  She also has 9 grandchildren: KC Gale, Jesi Simpson, Mitch Simpson, Adam Schoepf (Kristen), Aren Schoepf (Megan), Alec Schoepf, Michael Hastings (Krissi), Kimberly Brittingham and Jessica James (Steven).  She has 9 great grandchildren: Aidan, Isabelle, Harrison, Hailee, Avery, Ethan, Ryan, Emily, Zachary and Braxton.

Joan was a fulltime employee of the Somerset County Health Department until her retirement December 2018, as a Community Outreach Worker.  She loved her job and the family she created with her co-workers.  As a wife, mother and grandmother, Joan was a troop leader for the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts, a den leader for the Boy Scouts of America, PTA President for Glen Avenue Elementary, a stadium cheerleader for Wicomico High School as her husband coached football and track, the Beach Patrol mom while her husband was a lifeguard and Captain of OCBP and was the treasurer for her community at Avalon Park.  Joan was an integral person in the growth of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.  In recent years, she volunteered her time to youth events which include playing Mrs. Claus for children’s Christmas parties. 

As a mother and grandmother, Mom dedicated her time to participating in the lives of her family.  She attended sporting events that the grandchildren were involved in and traveled the distance to see them participate on their teams.  She sat by the bedside when they were sick and was always at the end of the phone to listen to our woes and offer her advice that had tremendous value as time had educated her well.  She was the rock that we needed when the days were long, and the nights were dark.  We could always expect a goody bag with strange foods she would find and encouraged us to try to unusual. (even when the dates were a little close to expiration) She had a love for cooking and creating recipes.  She always wanted us to be ready for the unexpected.  Be prepared financially and emotionally.   Mom loved to travel and be on the road.  She is a part of us all and she in ingrained in who we are today and always. 

The family will have a get together at a later date after cremation per Joan Schoepf wishes and will be announced by personal phone calls to friends and family.

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