Joan Vallandingham Chicwak, 62
Mass of Christian BurialPrayers recited at 7:00 PMJoan Harrison Vallandingham Chicwak, 62 of Skipwith, VA died June 21, 2012 at her residence.
Born June 8, 1950 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of Lucy (Harrison) Vallandingham and the late James Howard Vallandingham, Sr.
Joan attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bryantown, MD for years with her family. She taught CCD classes for four years. Joan and her husband Bob, whom she was married to for forty two years, had an upholstery business for twenty years. She became an insurance agent for awhile when she moved to Skipwith, VA and later worked for Subway. Joan loved dancing, gardening and all kinds of crafts. Joan has been battling cancer since September of 2009 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer spread and returned in September 2010.
Joan is survived by her husband, Robert M. Chicwak; her children, Carmen L. Chicwak Walker (Todd) of Hughesville, MD and Marla C. Chicwak Campbell (Bill) of White Plains, MD; her five grandchildren, Ian Meyers, Ethan Meyers, Erica Campbell, Brooke Walker and Brett Walker. She is also survived by her mother, Lucy Vallandingham of Clements, MD; her sisters, Lucy Anne Dixon (Harry), Judy Hudson (Lynn), Pat Clark (Phil), Melinda Ford (Tommy) and Milly Farrell (Bosie); and her brothers, Jim Vallandingham (Dana) and Irving "Freddie" Vallandingham (Lynn). Joan was preceded in death by her father, James Howard Vallandingham, her brother, Harrison Vallandingham and two sisters, Susan Eyler and Monica Reyes.
Family will receive friends on June 26, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Joseph's Church, Morganza, MD. Interment will follow in the Vallandingham Farm Cemetery, Clements, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.