1929 - 2016 Joan Tilyou Kean of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully on October 7 at the age of 86. She was the widow of the late Owen A. Kean. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she previously resided in Montclair, NJ, Pinehurst, NC, and Bedford, NY. She attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, worked as the private secretary to a former NY Supreme Court Justice, and served as an editor and administrator at Reader's Digest in Pleasantville, NY. Joan was the granddaughter of George C. Tilyou, founder of Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, and John H. McCooey, the former Democratic Leader of Brooklyn. She is survived by five children, Catherine, Owen Jr., Beatrice, Cornelia, and Christopher; and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association, www.alsa.org/donate/.
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