Joan Louise Rycroft Cieslik, 84, of Lowell, NC, formerly of North Wales and Willow Grove, PA, followed the footsteps of Jesus into eternal rest with the Lord, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Ras R. Rycroft and Anna A. Stargell Rycroft. Joan was retired from the Pennsylvania school system where she was a secretary for Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland School Districts. She continued working through retirement at Macy’s in Montgomeryville until she moved to North Carolina to be near her family. She had a very active life in NC, going to water aerobics with her many friends, and being the treasurer for the Pacesetters Club at her church. She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Gastonia, NC.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children Cheryl A. Milford (Stephen), and Joanne L. McGovern; grandchildren Julie Narisi (Justin), Timothy H. O’Shea Jr. (Serrita), Scotty Milford, and Justine Barnes; great-grandchildren Timmy, Johnny, Jaden, Jocelyn Joan, Rylan and Rory; and special cousin Carol Lykens. A service to celebrate her life and interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 21,2019. The family requests that memorials in honor of Joan may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church 1201 S. New Hope Rd Gastonia, NC 28054.
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