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Remembering Joanna Reed
Charlestown Township's beloved Joanna Reed, our world famous gardener and a jewel of our community, passed away Monday, October 21, 2002. If you would like to share your feelings and remembrances of Joanna with your neighbors, then please email them to me for posting on this page. Email to email@example.com or click here. A wonderful obituary for Joanna, published in the October 23, 2002 Philadelphia Inquirer, is available from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- From Gail M. Perrone, Oct. 26, 2002
- Like many others in the community I was greatly saddened to learn of Joanna Reed's passing earlier this week. About four years ago before a friend moved out of state, she and I visited Joanna's garden one lovely summer day. Joanna sat with us on the porch and also invited us into her home where she showed us the incredibly beautiful handworked, crewel window treatments she had done depicting the four seasons.
About three years ago Joanna graciously offered her home for our annual Neighborhood Cookie Exchange and as we planned the event, that is when I got to know Joanna better. She was the most gracious hostess, never flustered and she always treated whoever she was speaking to as though they were the only person in the room. Never did she rush you to speak to someone else. Everyone felt special.
I have lived in Charlestown Township since 1977 and have gotten to know several people here who are incredibly unique, local treasures who can never be replaced, only appreciated. Joanna was one of them. Knowing her has enriched my life.
- From Ellen Berhle, Oct. 24, 2002
- I had the pleasure of meeting Joanna about 7 years ago over a political issue we were both on the same side of. This is extremely funny to me today as Joanna was anything but political. I have enjoyed many conversations over those years. Joanna's stories were priceless. She had a great sense of humor and I always looked forward to seeing her socially and around town. She was also very generous to our Nature Center. Her annual donation of a home cooked dinner and garden tour was a big success and a considerable money maker for many years at the annual auction party. Joanna was a friend to many and she will be missed by us all.
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