SHAICK, JOANNE VAN, 83, beloved mother, devoted wife, and loving and constant friend to many, died in her sleep on October 10 in Miami, just days before beginning chemotherapy treatment for oral cancer. Originally from Malden, MA (she was known by many friends as Miss Malden), Joanne moved to South Florida in the mid 1950s and never left. She married her first husband, Albert Sandusky, in Key West during his Naval duty. She and the late Albert had two sons, Mark and Jay, who deeply grieve the loss of their sweet and compassionate mother. Joanne later married Howard Van Schaick, whom she survived and remained devoted to until her very last breath. Joanne's son Mark has been tenderly cared for at Sunrise Community in South Dade since 1984. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Sunrise Community Foundation. You can send your gift to Sunrise Community, Inc., 9040 SW 72nd Street, Miami, FL 33173. Attn: Margaret Feldman. You can also donate to Sunrise online at justgive.org gg/basket?acton=donate&ein=65-0118730 At Joanne's request, there will not be a memorial service. Instead, remember her laughing, dancing or offering a always-ready word of support.
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