Joan A. Brewer, 85

NOV. 21, 1927-FEB. 14, 2013

February 14, 2013
  • Brewer

Joan Anna (Arnone) Brewer, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Frostburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Michael N. and Lucy M. (Fabbri) Arnone.

Joan was a graduate of Beall High School.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She retired from the Washington County Board of Education. Joan was also a licensed day care provider, and had worked in the garment industry.

Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Robert Slick Brewer, who died Sept. 1, 1989.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with the family and hosting many large family gatherings.

Joan is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Wollard and husband, Ray, Barbara Diane Steiner and husband, Rod, and Debbie Ward and husband, Jim, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Terry Acre and friend, Dee Helman, of Halfway, and Jim Acre and wife, Sally, of Smithsburg; a sister, Linda Arnone of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Christie Crossland, Kerri and John Bennett, Sarah and Kane Staley, Ryan and Cassie Acre, Jared Acre and friend, Nikki Driggers, Rachel and Jake Olson, Adam and Maggie Ward, Brooke and Brooks Whitson, and Joe Acre and fiancee, Kara Smith; great-grandchildren, C.J. Crossland, Christie, John and Sean Bennett, Charlotte Staley, Ryan and Bryce Acre, Tosh and Roxy Olson, and Asher and Beckett Whitson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, James and Sam Arnone; and a sister, Rose Arnone McKenzie.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Lewis Emerick officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday two hours before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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