Joan Ruth Schwab of Mattituck died Jan. 19, 2017, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 84.
She was born in Jamaica, Queens, March 6, 1932, to Henrietta (Pfister) and Edward Sandberg.
Raised in Oceanside, she later married Frederick R. Schwab in Oceanside in 1957. They lived in Levittown until moving to the North Fork in 1996.
Joan enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, bowling, the beach and going fishing with her husband.
Her greatest joy was raising her children said family members.
She is survived by her husband Fred; two children, Fred Schwab of East Islip and Ruth Volpe of Manorville; sister Joyce Renton of Bellmore and four grandchildren, Erik Schwab, Lynn Volpe, Charissa Schwab and Keri Volpe. She was predeceased by a brother Edward Sandberg.
The family received friends Jan. 24 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck where religious services were conducted by the Rev. Stan Knavel. Interment took place Jan. 25 at Oakwood Cemetery in Bay Shore.
This is a paid notice.