Joanna Burk Cormier
November 13, 1959 - November 21, 2020
Joanna Burk Cormier, age 61, of Earleville, MD, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Born in Columbus, OH on November 13, 1959, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Ruth (Hagedorn) Burk. Upon graduation from Baltimore Lutheran High School in Towson, MD, Joanna attended Averett University to study equine studies and business. She taught at Mary Washington College for 2 years then later at Goucher College. For the past 13 years, she worked at Outback Trading Co. Over the past few months, she took pleasure in working at the Hallmark Store in Elkton, MD. Strong in her faith, Joanna was very active in her church, Faith Lutheran Church, where she loved making yearly confirmation banners. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Who’s Who in America. In Joanna’s spare time, she enjoyed riding, kayaking, puzzles, art, and especially spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Joanna is preceded in death by her brother, Paul Burk. She is survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, Robert Cormier; children, Danielle Cormier Malone (Nicholas) and Elyse Cormier; grandchildren, Julia and Conrad Malone; siblings, David Burk, Ruth Kirchhoff (Art), George Burk (Cindy), and Stu Burk (Joan); sister-in-law, Reatha Burk; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held privately. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanna’s memory to Reins of Life Therapeutic Riding, 113 Crestwood Road, Landenberg, PA 19350.