Joan T. Kowalchuk of Peconic died June 23, 2013. She was 84 years old.
She was born June 3, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alexander and Veronica Doyle.
After graduating from Garden City High School, she married Benjamin Kowalchuk on April 26, 1950, in Garden City.
A resident of Hicksville for over 30 years, she had lived on the North Fork for the past 31 years.
Joan was a homemaker, a volunteer with AHRC in Nassau County for 15 years, a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Peconic Homemakers.
She is survived by her husband, Benjamin; four children, Richard Kowalchuk of Midlothian, Va., Susan Kowalchuk of Emmaus, Pa., Patricia Kowalchuk of Melville and William Kowalchuk of Southampton; two sisters, Carole Power and Faith Corcoran, both of Jupiter, Fla.; and six grandchildren: Alyssa, Ariel, Adria, Morgan, William and Brandon.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Graveside services and interment will take place Wednesday, June 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Cemetery of the Holy Rood in Westbury.
This is a paid notice.