Joan Taylor Brandenburg of Spring Lake, NJ and Vero Beach, FL


5908-brandenburgJoan Taylor Brandenburg passed away peacefully on 10/24/2016. Born on 5/1/1928 to Helen Gallavan and James Taylor of Trenton, NJ and graduated from Skidmore College in 1949 with a BS Physical Education, Joan taught in the Lambertville, NJ schools until marrying Harvey Jones, Sr., traveling the world and raising her family as a military wife, eventually settling in Spring Lake, NJ.  Later, Joan married William Brandenburg and enjoyed happy times in Hilton Head, SC and The Moorings, Vero Beach, FL.  Joan was a devoted mother to her 3 children, Harvey Jones Jr. of San Francisco, CA, Dr. Jeffrey Jones of Decatur, GA and Wendy Jones Kuda of Chelmsford, MA.  She adored her 9 grandchildren.  Joan will be buried next to her beloved husband, William in Spring Lake, NJ.   In Joan’s memory, contributions can be made to The Riverwoods Spencer Fund, 5 White Oak Drive, Exeter, NH 03833.

  1. Georganne eggers says:

    So sad to hear our beautiful may queen is no longer. My late husband,Gordon Eggers thought so much of the dear friend who we looked forward to seeing as we stopped in vero to visit a golfing cousin. Wondered why we had not heard more than your thoughtful address change.. My love to you for taking mom to your hometown. Georganne Eggers. Or. Hink to some.

  2. Marge Heilbronner Becker says:

    Wendy and family.
    I was shocked and sad to hear about Joan. She was a good friend through out our college years. Later on we were able to see each other in Vero Beach. She topped us at golf. And I know she was happy moving north to be near more family. Kind and caring, she will be dearly missed
    She always spoke lovingly of her family. My sympathy to all.

  3. Joanne Lenci says:

    Dear Wendy and family,
    Sad news to hear of Joan’s passing. I was a Skidmore friend and we shared many good times together.The last time was in Vero Beach-Joan was a happy, smiling beautiful lady.
    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time of mourning.
    Joanne Whiting Lenci

  4. Helen Thorpe says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I am a Phys Ed friend from Skimore and live in Ocean Grove NJ so visited her in Spring Lake a few times and also FLA. We shared many memories of our happy years in Saratoga. I will share this unhappy news with our fellow Phys. Ed. friends , Joanne Whiting Lenci, and Marge Heilbrenner Becker.
    Helen Buch Thorpe(Bucky)He

    • Wendy Jones Kuda says:

      Dear Bucky,
      Thank you so much for your beautiful message of condolence for my Mom, Joan Taylor Brandenburg. I have heard wonderful stories all through my life from my mom about her treasured years at Skidmore and all stories included you. How wonderful it is that you girls shared such fun years together and remained in toach forever! I am thankful that my mom passed away peacefully and surrounded by love and family.
      We were very close and I loved her dearly.

      Wendy Jones Kuda

  5. Patti Treacy says:

    A name from the past…filled with wonderful memories of Normandy Beach..My sincere condolences to all of you at this time

    • Wendy Jones Kuda says:

      Dear Patti,

      Thank you for your condolences for my mom. We, too, have such fun memories of Normandy Beach and Spring Lake.
      Sincerely, Wendy Jones Kuda

  6. Ronald Melnik says:

    Wendy,Jeff,Mark and family,
    Mourn not too long that she is gone, but REJOICE FOREVER that she was.
    Your mother adored each of you . She was a great lady and a great friend, God bless her. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
    I send my love, Peggy Madden Melnik

  7. MARY MARKEY says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. She was a lovely woman and always had a smile on her face.
    My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

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