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.