Joan L Tooker

Died: Fri., Apr. 15, 2016

Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: - Not available -

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: Wood Funeral Home

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TOOKER, JOAN LEE “MINNIE” (nee Richmond) – 82 of Tuckerton, NJ left the Earth on April 15, 2016 after a long illness.

Joan was born in Colmar, PA.  At the age of ten her family sold their farm and moved to Rochester, NY where she attended grammar school.  She and her brothers and sisters spent their summers in Beach Haven, NJ where she decided to stay when her family moved to Salisbury, MD.  Joan attended Barnegat High School and joined her family in Salisbury, MD after graduation.  She married Daniel K. Tooker Jr. of Tuckerton, NJ in September 1956.  Joan was a lifelong member and past President of the Tuckerton Library Association.  She also served as Trustee of the Ocean County Library.  Joan enjoyed skiing and swimming.  Her love of books, history and antiquities were her greatest passions.  Joan was an avid collector.  Her creating floats was unmatched except for her drive for perfection whether it was creating floats for the Memorial Day Parades or handmade Halloween costumes for her children.

Joan is predeceased by her husband of 56 years Daniel K. Tooker Jr. in 2013.  She is survived by her children Daniel K. Tooker III “Tim” of Manahawkin, NJ, Jeffrey A Tooker (Susan) of Tuckerton, NJ, Susan L. Morgan (James) of Yardley, PA.  Nine grandchildren:  Shannon, Meredith, Austin, Brent, Drew, Jackson, Lily, Kayleigh, and Danielle.  Joan is also survived by her brother Peter O. Richmond (Jean) of Salisbury, MD, sister-in-law Ruth Tooker of Tuckerton, NJ, sister-in-law Kaye Richmond of Salisbury, MD, brother-in-law Samuel Tagatz of Pensacola, FL, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. 

A Gathering will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 12 PM – 2 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 2 PM at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN STREET, TUCKERTON, N.J. For condolences and more information visit, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tuckerton Library Association, PO Box 1252, Tuckerton, NJ 08087. Please specify either Scholarship Fund or Special Programs.

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Debbie Suralik Green
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Dear Timmy, Jeff, Susie and family,
We are very saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember her as a devoted mother who was loved and respected. I will remember her smiling and asking about my family. My Granny Kate loved your family, especially her fair haired Susie. My parents, John and Bootsie, send their love. They are with me here in NC and wish they could give you all a big hug. May you find comfort in your love for each other.
Love, Debbie and Tom Green & John and Bootsie Suralik. ♡♡♡

Margaret Wetmore
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Letting you know how sorry I am for your mom's passing. It wasn't that long ago, I saw you Jeff and asked about her. We will all miss her.


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