Joan F. Gorsuch
September 28, 1932 – January 13, 2014
Joan F. Gorsuch, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her home, on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Joan was born in Blades, Delaware on September 28, 1932, and was a daughter of the late Clifton T. Smith and Myrtle A. White Smith. She worked as a bridal consultant for Nan’s Bridal Shop in Wilmington and retired after many years of service.
Family was most important to Joan. An exceptional homemaker and excellent cook, she delighted in caring for her loved ones. Known affectionately as the “best mom mom” by her grandchildren, Joan adored the many precious moments she spent with each of them. In her leisure time, she enjoyed attending bingo, shopping, playing the lottery, watching television, and visiting local casinos.
She looked forward to spending winters in Hobe Sound, FL each year, where she relished the warmer weather and relaxed pace. Above all else, Joan will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Charles E. Gorsuch; son, Chuck Gorsuch, Jr. and wife Jeanna of Jenson Beach, FL; daughter, Debbie Hinderhofer and husband Donald of West Grove, PA; sister, Delores Mullins of Virginia Beach, VA; 5 grandchildren, Heather Dargie, Devon Sundberg, Shannon Palmer, Zakary May, and Halli Gorsuch; and 1great grandchild, Harper Palmer.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 17, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.