Joanne M. Schenck, 79, a former longtime Garrison resident, died on Sept. 9 at her home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
She was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 3, 1942, the daughter of Herbert and Mary Smith. She grew up in there before moving to New York City to work as an executive administrative assistant at Bear Stearns. She retired to Garrison 35 years ago and last year moved to Glen Ellyn. Her husband of 43 years, Marvin Schenck, died before her.
Joanne loved to collect antiques, art, dishes, and random curious items of interest. She was an amazing hostess and cook and a beautiful person inside and out with a wonderful sense of humor and adventure, her family said.
She is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins, and a sister. She will be buried at Wellwood Cemetery in Farmingdale.