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Emily Joyce Haan  

Emily Joyce Haan

May 17, 1946 – January 5, 2016

Emily Joyce Haan, age 69, of Wilmington, DE, proud wife, sister and mother, departed this world suddenly on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

A native Delawarean, she was born in Wilmington on May 17, 1946. Joyce, as she was known to all, fulfilled her lifetime goal of becoming a realtor after several years of being a property manager at various aparment complexes throughout Delaware. She worked for several years with Coldwell Banker Preferred, as well as creating and running a property management business alongside her huband.

An avid Eagles fan, Joyce never missed a game and never gave up hope on on a winning season. She enjoyed spending summer weekends with her husband at their beach house they shared for 35 years. Joyce never met a stranger and everyone that met her instantly fell in love with her engaging personality. She will be dearly missed by all.

Family and spending time with her loved ones was incredibly important to Joyce. She leaves behind her loving husband of 39 ½ years, David L. Haan; daughter, Jessica Haan Kendig and her husband, Jerry; sister, Alice Breece; brother, Dave Metts and his wife, Brenda; nephew, David Metts (Cindy); niece, Melanie Lynn (Tom); stepdaughter, Kim Haan (David); stepson, Scot Haan (Patti); several great nieces and nephews; and her faithful canine companion, Teddy. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, Emily and brother, Eugene Metts.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday evening, January 12, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  1. Rick & JoAnn Meeker, January 5, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. Your many memories will forever be with you in your hearts.

    • Esther and Willie, January 11, 2016

      We will miss you our friend, Rest in Peace.

  2. Don't and Sandy Milton, January 5, 2016

    So sad to hear that this world lost a Great person. Dave and Jessica you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss.

  3. Don and Sandy Milton, January 5, 2016

    If there is anything we can do please don’t hesitate to ask.

  4. Nicole and Jeff Curran, January 5, 2016

    Jess and Jerry,
    Our condolences go out to you and your family. There are no words for comfort but our hearts are here with you. Jeff and Nicole Curran

  5. Jill and Jeff Jones, January 5, 2016

    Jerry and Jess – I am SO, SO sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you both and sending our love from San Francisco. Jill, Jack and Jeff

  6. Guy DeBonaventura, January 6, 2016

    Words cannot express our sadness and sympathy to you David and Jess and the family. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  7. Doris Eagan, January 6, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Your all in my prayers. I pray God gives you all the strength to get through your broken hearts.

  8. Edward Rowles, January 6, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to Dave and family. Joyce will be missed in many ways, but it will be especially unusual not to have her sharing the office we were in at Coldwell Banker Preferred. I will miss her deeply.

  9. Laura Howie, January 6, 2016

    My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Joyce I miss you. We always had something fun to talk about at work. You always made me smile. With Love, Laura Howie

  10. Michelle & Ron Marini, January 6, 2016

    So sorry for your loss of just an amazing person. Joyce was a sweet, kind hearted, thoughtful and amazing women. She will be deeply missed by all.

  11. Tom ad Cathy Ferretti, January 6, 2016

    Dave and Jessica and Family , Joyce was a wonderful neighbor and friend we had the pleasure of knowing her for 37 years it surely will not be the same without her and will be missed by everyone may Gods peace be with your family during this difficult time

  12. Chuck Lax, January 6, 2016

    I only knew Joyce for a few months, but I came to truly like and admire her. She will be very much missed, not for all that she did, but for who she was. A wonderful, kind lady.

  13. Joy Chieffi Farrow, January 6, 2016

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you Dave and Jessica.

  14. Annie Pearson, January 7, 2016

    Even though you weren’t my mom in blood you were my mom in heart and spirit. You and Pop have helped me, Tessa and Bryianna (boo) in so many ways. I am glad we able to spend a lot of time with the two of you this year. Mom you will always be loved and PLEASE SAY HI TO DENNY FOR ME !!!!!!

  15. David Krieger, January 7, 2016

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Joyce was such an amazing person and had such a giving and generous spirit. She will be missed by so many.

  16. Carol Turner, January 7, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Joyce always had a smile on her face and a kind word or message every time we corresponded. She will be missed. Sending prayers to the family.

  17., January 7, 2016

    Dear David and jess never thought I would be writing this but let me say so sorry for four loss. She was a great friend and we shared many years . Just remember that she loved both of you with all her heart, she told me this all the time. Let’s remember all he great time shared with her and they were many. Thoughts and prayers to all

  18. Deneen Stone, January 8, 2016

    To the Haan family. We are so saddened by Joyce’s passing. I worked with her at CB Preferred and shared many stories and tons of laughs. She especially loved when my son Gavin came to see her. She treated him like a grandson.
    Heaven has gained an amazing Angel who will shed her light on all who knew her and loved her.
    With deepest condolences-
    Deneen, Ron & Gavin Stone

  19. Naomi Girke, January 8, 2016

    Dave and Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss and I am sending my deepest, sincerest sympathies to you and yours. I met Joyce when she showed me my home of the last 2 years, when she made me feel welcome, cared for and instantly, friends. When we would run into each other at the grocery store, she would share, with so much joy, what was happening in her family life. And, being dog lovers, we shared those stories as well, and when I asked her about adopting another puppy, she said yes, with no hesitation. Joyce was funny, caring, understanding and patient and I was just a tenant. I can only imagine, how deeply she must have touched others in her life. Joyce will surely be missed.

  20. Danette & Jim Bunnell, January 8, 2016

    Jess & Jerry, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories last a lifetime and be forever sealed in your hearts.

  21. Sandie Carroll, January 9, 2016

    David, Jess, Alice, Dave, Brenda, and family… I am so sorry for the loss of such a special person to your family. Joyce was such a loving, compassionate, generous woman… and a loyal friend. I will miss Joyce and always remember her with love and appreciation. I pray that each of Joyce’s family members find some peace and comfort in the many thoughts and prayers of family and friends.
    Love … Sandie

  22. Aunt Patty Jo Fisher, January 9, 2016

    Dave and Jess,
    I’m so sorry that i cant be there for joi’s service. I just wanted to let you both know I Love You.. I wish I wasn’t so far away.. Joi will ALWAYS hold a very special place in my heart, as do you two. Please try to be strong. and Know I’ll be there in spirit.. I will NEVER forget all the good times we all had.. I love you both so much.. Patty Jo

  23. Debbie & David Siltzer, January 11, 2016

    Dave & Jessica We are so sad to hear of Joyce’s passing. The world has lost a wonderful person. Thinking back on old times brings a smile to my face. Remembering all the trips we made traveling together to regionals and nationals. We sure all had alot of fun. Joyce always kept me updated with the special events for the year. As she put it “It’s been a crazy good year.” We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Love, Debbie & David

  24. Pam Schott, January 13, 2016

    Dear Dave and Jessica,
    My deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of Joyce. She will surely be missed. With all my love, Pam Schott


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