Joan Marie Walcher

January 29, 1933 - April 4, 2020

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CINCINNATI, OHIO - Joan Marie Walcher, age 87, went home to the Lord on April 4, 2020. Joan passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in her Deerfield Township home of 58 years. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Sam Walcher. Loving mother of Gary (Karen) Walcher and Glen (Rosalinda) Walcher. Cherished grandmother of Kurt, Luke and Austin Walcher. Dear sister of Mary (Joe) DeFilippe and brother Harry Mowbray. In addition, Joan left behind many cherished friends.

Joan was born in Manhattan, New York City on January 29, 1933. She was raised by her grandmother, Grace Cleary, in a 4 th floor apartment of a Bronx walk-up building, a few blocks from the original New York Yankees stadium. A lifelong devout Catholic, Joan attended Catholic schools, and was a long-time member of Good Shepherd parish. Joan was a Kindergarten Teacher’s Aide for 21 years at Stewart School in the Princeton City School District, while always remaining the preeminent home maker and neighborhood Mom.

Known for her caring and kindness, Joan’s greatest joy and life’s devotion were to her family and friends. Joan was a friend to many, and respected by all.

Funeral services will be held privately for the family. A celebration of Joan’s life will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Fred & Jeanine Monzel - Apr 13, 2020
May your happy memories sustain and that with the passing of time your pain of sorrow will ease. Your mother was a beautiful Lady. May she rest in peace.
Apple - Apr 11, 2020
My condolences to Glen, Gary and your families on the passing of your dear mother Joan. I pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult period. May Mama Walcher rest in paradise. Love you all.
Linda - Apr 9, 2020
Our Joan. She was my and my sisters ‘other mother’, my mother’s best friend for 60 years (Regina), the kindest soul I have ever met, and we all loved Joan deeply, and will, until the day we die and we meet again. Gary & Glen, our deepest condolences. Joan was a part of our family and we cannot imagine our lives without her. She was a devout Catholic and held true to those values. Much love to you and your families, Gary and Glen. Much Love, The Riesenberg’s
Bev & Jim Meister - Apr 8, 2020
Joan was a very kind and generous soul to everyone she met. We will miss her.