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 Joan A. Earls
Born: 03/12/1936
Died: 01/23/2017
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Joan A. Earls

Joan A. Earls (nee Zube) of Marlboro, formerly of Jersey City passed away on January 23, 2017, at home in the presence of her loving family. A lifelong resident of Jersey City, she moved to Marlboro four years ago.

In 1999, Joan retired as Director of the Jersey City Dept. of Parks and Recreation after thirty-one years of service. During that time she served under ten administrations and was involved in the development of Cochrane Stadium. A recipient of the Jersey City Christopher Columbus Award and the 1997 AABC Woman of the Year Award, she was a true daughter of Jersey City. A devoted parishioner of St. Paul of the Cross R.C. Church, the served on the Parish Council for several years.

Joan was the cherished wife of 57 years to James E. Earls. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Cynthia Kambos and her husband Michael C., Pearl and the late James A. Earls (JCFD). Adored grandmother of Christopher, Nicholas, Katelyn Kambos and Branden Earls. Loving sister of Barbara Watson, Robert and Gregg Zube and the late Virginia Karabatsos and Andrew M. Zube. Daughter of the late Minnie and Joseph DeLaurentis, Thelma and the late Andrew Zube. Daughter-in-law of the late Maggie and Charles Earls and sister-in-law of Barbara Varin, Joan McCormick and Anne Marie Vandergeest. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 3 to 9 PM.  Family and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 9 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul of the Cross Church at 10 AM.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

 
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Joan was one of the glues of this family and will be sorely missed by the Roberts family cousins Love you all!!
Cathy Mussi
Joan was one of the most special person I have ever known. Hard worker, loved her family unconditionally, generous, selfless, loved her faith and was always kind and thoughtful. Always put everyone else first. She will be missed and may she now rest in peace with her son.
Julie Sypert
Joan will always be remembered by her Ohio family as a strong, witty, selfless "Aunt" who would travel to Ohio to celebrate and share in many family events. She will be sadly missed and I send my condolences to her husband Jim and daughter Cynthia and all the family at this sad time.
Rosanne (Sypert) Braydich
Deepest sympathy to Jim and the rest of the family. Joan was a lovely lady and we enjoyed seeing both her and Jim when they visited Ohio. Fred and Ruth Larson.
Ruth Larson
I am sure that Jamie held his loving Mother in His arms as She passed into Paradise. Joan was a wonderful selfless person and will live in our hearts forever. We love You Jim & Milena
JIM & MILENA DESIMONE
Aunt Joanie....had a spirit of hospitality like no other. Her incredible empathy for the downtrodden (especially children) was obvious but probably what sticks out most for me about her was her unapologetic desire for truth. She was strong which can comfort us for she will be rewarded in heaven. No more suffering, Aunt Joan! But I will miss you.
Vicki Knutson
Joan was wonderful to my sister and her family. She had a great sense of humor and a very big heart. She will be greatly missed. My heart and prayer's go out to her family Arlene and Charles McCarthy
Arlene& Charles McCarthy
A wonderful woman who will be missed greatly. Our condolences to the family and all my cousins who I know have a hole in their hearts now. Watch over us Aunt Joanie and Jamie xoxo The Cavacuiti Cousins
April Coppola
We lost a great friend. A strong, supporting, and wonderful friend. We are deeply saddened. Our condolences to her family. Tony and Anna Evangelista
Tony & Anna Evangelista
We lost a great friend. A strong, supporting, and wonderful friend. We are deeply saddened. Our condolences to her family.
Tony & Anna Evangelista
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