Joan Smith, 83 of Rotonda West, FL formerly of Albany, NY died unexpectedly on Monday, April 13, 2009. She was born August 24, 1925 in Hammond, IN to Matthew A. and Hildegard (Koch) Young.
Mrs. Smith moved to Florida in 2005 after retiring from the automobile business with her husband.
Survivors her husband of 61 years; William: two sisters; Maureen Young and Rosemary Griffith; her five children: William Jr. of Denver, CO, Mark (Karen) of North Port, FL., Shelley (Norbert) Baumgartner of Saginaw, MI., Letha (Terrence) Walsh of Punta Gorda, FL and David of Clifton Park, NY; nine grandchildren: Tarah, Amber, Brianne, Kyle, Courtney, Tyler, Matthew Shannen and Chloe and one great grandchild, Athena.
Visitation will be on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Englewood Community Funeral Home 3070 S. McCall Rd. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church 5265 Placida Rd. Grove City on Friday at 10:00 AM interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Family request memorial contributions be made in Joan's name to St. Francis of Assisi Church Outreach Program or the charity of your choice.