In memory of
Ellen Joy Letostak
Ellen Joy Letostak AGE: 59 • Athens, GA Ellen Joy Letostak, 59, of Athens, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Ellen Joy was born to Joan and Edward Letostak of Piscataway, NJ, on October 12, 1957. She attended grade school at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Piscataway. After graduating from St. Pius X High School in 1975, she briefly studied film at New York University. Relocating to Georgia, she received her Masters of English from the University of Georgia in Athens and went on to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville. As a Shakespearian scholar, she contributed articles and chapters to the published works of several colleagues. She enjoyed her experiences teaching young college students and stimulating creative thinking in talented pupils. Ellen leaves a legacy of artistry and creativity. Her varied interests included the culinary arts (duck gumbo being a family favorite), gardening, paper-making, crocheting and knitting. Her family and friends were grateful recipients of her talents and professional-quality handicrafts. Ellen Joy was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Claire Letostak nee Spitko. Survivors include her father, Edward Letostak of Bogart, GA; brothers David Letostak (Audrey) of Milledgeville, GA, and Paul Letostak of Winder, GA; sisters Lindsay Perez of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Nancy Glasser (Rick) of Lake Zurich, IL, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Family meant everything to Ellen Joy, and her commitment to us will never be forgotten. A celebration honoring Ellen Joy's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia which supported Ellen Joy in her battle with lung cancer. Arrangements by Lord and Stephens, WEST. www.lordandstephens.com
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