Joan Todd
June 5, 1928 - November 22, 2022
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10 Morrell Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Monday 11/28, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Joan Todd, 94, a lifelong resident of Long Branch died at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd. Mrs. Todd was a graduate of Long Branch High School, Wittenberg University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Education and Monmouth University, where she earned a Master’s in Education. She taught Art and Music in several local …
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J,F.Relyea left a message on November 28, 2022:
I have lost a cousin, a friend and a bright spot in my life. Joan was one of the few family I have left. We've shared family stories,our love of music and teaching and so many fun times shopping or at the beach. You are missed and loved now and forever.
Holly O'Horo left a message on November 28, 2022:
Our favorite neighbors were Joan and Lenny. When we first met 25 years ago, it seemed like yesterday. My husband Doug, a builder, converted our home from "condemned" to a wonderful new corner lot with everything new. Lenny became the official "inspector", visiting the transformation every day, giving us information related to the town and previous owners. Joan was always close by, watching our house become respectable! As a pianist myself, we exchanged musical views which were endless. She loved her radio with the oldies, classical and swing, and it was always fun to be with her. There was so much to talk about ......musicians never run out of conversation. I cannot recall ever hearing the same story twice, for Joan had a whip of a memory and she never slipped up with her fabulous lifetime stories! What a mind, and what a lovely person she was. We'll miss her deeply. She's finally with her beloved Lenny who called her "Pie" ! We love you dear Joan!
Riccardo (Richard) Schulz left a message on November 27, 2022:
We were officially cousins, but my siblings and I all called her "Aunt Joan" because she was more 'aunt-like' than 'cousin-like.' I don't know where I would be without Aunt Joan. She was my first piano teacher. She taught me to read music. I took that and ran with it. I in turn taught many other young kids while I was still in high school (and still taking piano lessons) and earned enough money to get me started in college. In college I didn't study music (though I probably should have); instead, I majored in Mathematics. I got a Masters degree in math before I realized that I would make a lousy mathematician, and that my interest, my passion, was music. Music has been the center of my life since then (I'm a recording engineer, and Teaching Professor in the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh). And I couldn't be happier. It all started with those piano lessons once a week, with Joan Todd. I used to babysit Michael, her son, and enjoy chats and laughs and listening to the best stereo system in the country with Joan's dearest love, her husband Leonard. A few years ago I recorded an audio 'interview' with Joan, asking about her years growing up, and about family members I knew very little about. Sharp as a whip! She remembered names and details (and the juiciest stories!) about our shared family history. She was so animated and so eloquent. Those years taking piano lessons were the best of times in my life growing up, and I get both sad and happy thinking about those times, and the time I spent with Joan and Leonard and Michael. They were all part of my life for so many years, and remain in my heart and in my thoughts. Now and forever. —Riccardo Schulz
Kim Palmer Downs left a message on November 26, 2022:
Many great memories of art and music with Mrs Todd! Lots of Avon Grammar School alumni posting memories on the Avon Facebook page. She is being remembered fondly! ❤️
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
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