Joan H. (Hentkowski) Harris
June 1, 1937 – August, 7, 2016
Ms. Joan Marie (nee Hentkowski) Harris, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully in her sleep on August, 7, 2016.
Born in Wilmington, DE on June 1, 1937, Joan was a 1955 graduate of Wilmington High School where she was a drum majorette. She worked in the bookkeeping industry for many years most recently retiring from Goodwill Industries. Over the many years in her community, Joan served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts of America; President of the local chapter of Parents without Partners; and most recently she served as President of her Community Association.
Joan loved sunsets on the water, steamed crabs, Kielbasa, fried oysters, and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her beloved son, J. Michael Harris (Mariangela) and beloved granddaughter, Mickella Baxter Harris of Baltimore, MD; brother, William S. Hentkowski, Jr. (Judith) of New Castle, DE; sister-in-law, Marilyn S. Hentkowski of Avondale, PA; nephews, John W. Hentkowski, Jr. (Kym) of Elkton, MD and Stephen E. Hentkowski of Wilmington, DE; nieces, Barbara AMH Roberts (Brian) of Avondale, PA and Beth Hentkowski of Bloomsburg, PA.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna M. Konkowski Hentkowski, and father, William Stanley Hentkowski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John W. Hentkowski.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, August 15, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am and 11 am. Interment will be private. On September 24th, there will be a Celebration of Life in Baltimore for Joan’s extended family and friends.
Condolence cards, Mass cards, and/or well wishes can be sent in c/o Joan Harris, P.O. Box 633, White Marsh, MD 21162.
Joan’s brother, John W. Hentkowski worked tirelessly for many years with Rotary’s Polio Plus initiative in its efforts to eradicate the disease around the world. Joan was a survivor of the disease at a young age so in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joan may be made to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693. Contributions should be marked for “Polio Plus.”