Joan”Joannie”Sharot Sinramm of Southold died May 28. She was 69.
Joan was born in Brooklyn, July 29, 1945, to Margaret (Eckart) and William Sharot. She grew up in Hollis, Queens and was a top student throughout elementary and high school years. Joan summered in Southold in the late ’50s with her family, married Otto “Chip” Sinramm in 1970 and later moved to Southold in 1975.
Joan attended Adelphi University, Southampton College and Suffolk County Community College, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She began a 13-year career at American Tobacco on Park Avenue in New York City in the typing pool and was quickly promoted to one of the most prestigious secretarial positions in the company, assigned to the senior executive vice-president. Joan later worked for Southold builder George Ahlers. She then moved on to estate work as a legal secretary for Rudy Bruer and later, Camenetti and Gibbons. Her remaining career was for Southold Town Highway Department as secretary to superintendents Ray Jacobs, Pete Harris and Vincent Orlando.
For many years Joan was an avid tennis player and did fundraising for Huggy Bear Invitational Tennis Tournament and East End Hospice. She was a talented artist and a gifted writer. Joan had a great appreciation and lover for music, art and literature. She was fun-loving and enjoyed the holidays; always finding special gifts for family and friends. Joan was creative and intelligent, and most of all, loving and caring, always thinking of others before herself even in her most difficult times.
Joan touched everyone she knew, from her lifelong friends to the people she worked with and everyday folks she would see in town. She was truly one-of-a-kind. Words fail to fully express who Joan really was. As the the Frank Sinatra recording says, she was “Too Marvelous for Words.”
Joan was predeceased by her husband, Otto “Chip.” She is survived by her cousin, Craig Von Bargen of Peconic; his daughters, Lauren Von Bargen of Astoria, N.Y. and Blair Mauri of Park Slope, Brooklyn and cousins Claire Harding of Halesite, N.Y. and Robert Sandmann of Milford, Conn.
Services were held June 8 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Burial took place at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Southold.
This is a paid notice.