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Joanne Shecter
Date of Funeral:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time of Funeral:
3 pm
Funeral Location:
7600 Park Heights Avenue
(Suburban Club of Baltimore)
Baltimore, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
Sunday, October 15, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Planned Parenthood of Maryland
PO Box 62757
Baltimore, MD 21264
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
3600 Clipper Mill Road-Suite 350
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

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The Family of Joanne Shecter
Feb 20, 2018 6:49 AM

We welcome you to share your memories with us and with those who visit here.

Gustav Buchdahl
Oct 9, 2017 10:46 AM

Sympathies to your whole family. Joanne was a very special woman. I always appreciated her zeal and how she could tie conscience to intellect. Gustav Buchdahl

Marcia & Bernie Rubin
Oct 9, 2017 12:12 PM

I knew Joanne as children and she was a lovely young person and
also as an adult. Thinking of you.
Marcia & Bernie

Lynn Oliner
Oct 9, 2017 12:31 PM

I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the Shecter family in the loss of Joanne. She was a very dear and sweet woman. The one thing that always comes to mind when I think of Joanne was her deep love for her family. May everyone find comfort in their memories.

Henry Kahn
Oct 9, 2017 01:24 PM

Alan: most sincere condolences.

Barbara and Michael Hettleman
Oct 9, 2017 02:37 PM

Alan and your family: So many, many years of knowing you both. Joanne was one of a kind. We will always see her running and twirling her little flag or cloth. We know that she is in a very good place now and we will cherish past memories which we hope will also bring you comfort and smiles.

Bob Schaftel
Oct 9, 2017 03:11 PM

So very sorry for your loss.

Beth El Congregation
Oct 9, 2017 03:14 PM

The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member Joanne Shecter, wife of our member Alan Shecter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Shecter family during this time of loss. May Joanne’s memory always be for a blessing.

Susan and Stanley Berkman
Oct 9, 2017 04:02 PM

Our sincerest sympathies to the family on this sad day...Joanne was such a passionate and energetic lady

Carley, Eric, Max, and Gabe Orsini
Oct 9, 2017 04:23 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May her memory be a blessing to you always.

Arlene S. Paul, Delray Beach, FL
Oct 9, 2017 04:58 PM

Dear Alan, Amy and Michael, May beautiful memories of Joanne always be a blessing. Rest well my friend from so many years ago.

Mike and Tzippie Mahr
Oct 9, 2017 06:23 PM

We are so very sorry to learn of the loss of Joanne. We know of the challenges you've all faced in the last few years, and hope that in your hearts you will hold wonderful memories of better times.Mike and I were remembering the running years with such fondness, and the way Joanne moved her hand! May her name be for a blessing.

Beverly Wiseman
Oct 9, 2017 06:30 PM

I cherish the more than 50 years of friendship with Joanne. I will miss her beautiful smile and her devotion to the arts.

Suzanne & Arnold Applefeld
Oct 9, 2017 06:50 PM

Dear Shecter family
Our condolences to all of you on the loss of Joanne. May you find comfort in happy memories of her.

Rona & Ed Casel
Oct 9, 2017 08:29 PM

Dear Alan & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Joanne. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!

Ruth Fader (Boca Raton, FL)
Oct 9, 2017 10:54 PM

Dear Alan,

My heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your lovely wife, Joanne. My memories of Joanne are of a smiling face and her unique stance as she ran and ran and ran. While I was walking around the block, Joanne was running marathons. Your sweet memories of Joanne will keep her alive in your heart.

love & hugs, valerie
Oct 10, 2017 02:04 AM

alan, ami, michael, & kids - barry & i send our love & deepest condolences - losing joanne is so very sad, yet, i hope she & you are somehow comforted she no longer has to fight the demons which continued to steal her vibrant & loving personality - she was enough older than me that, as cousins, we had only a passing relationship when i was a kid - as an adult, she & i reconnected - i cherished the times we visited, a few times in person & many times on the phone - she was so special & we've all been honored to have known her - please know that i loved & admired her

Dee Fried and Marvin Marks
Oct 10, 2017 05:55 AM

Dear Alan
We are so very sorry for your loss.
You and Joanne were great neighbors during very happy times.
Deepest condolences.

Barry Bach
Oct 10, 2017 06:17 AM

Alan and Michael, my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife/mother. May her memory be a blessing.

alvin and Lois Lapidus
Oct 10, 2017 06:23 AM

Our sincere condolences.

Vivian Croffie
Oct 10, 2017 07:45 AM

I remember her poise and zeal. Very loving and sweet. She had a great sense of humor. I always remember some comments she made and smile to myself. I was truly a great experience working for you.

Vickie and David Rudow
Oct 10, 2017 08:30 AM

We are very sorry for your loss

Linda and Buddy Kaufman
Oct 10, 2017 09:01 AM

Our condolences to you on the loss of Joanne

Susie and Al Noblin
Oct 10, 2017 09:21 AM

Al and I are so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing.We will always remember her with fondness and the good times we had together years ago.

David Rankin, Mesa AZ
Oct 10, 2017 10:01 AM


My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Marlene & Ben Kuntz
Oct 10, 2017 10:26 AM

Dear Alan and family,
Sending our most sincere sympathy to all of you from Florida. We will always remember Joanne as the lovely, smiling lady that she was and hope that you will find comfort in the happy memories of your many years together.

Shelly Bazensky
Oct 10, 2017 10:40 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. It has been a long time since we have seen each other but at times like this I hope you know that thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. May you find peace in her memories.

Sue and Howard Needle
Oct 10, 2017 10:57 AM

Alan and family,
You have lost a special person! We remember her running and being involved in progressive causes. Hopefully, your many wonderful memories of Joanne will always be a blessing.

Lois Schuster
Oct 10, 2017 11:04 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Herta and Art
Oct 10, 2017 01:23 PM

Dear Alan and family,
We are so very deeply saddened to learn of loss of your beloved Joanne. She will be fondly remembered by so many off us who appreciated and respected her beautiful spirit and many wonderful qualities.

Oct 10, 2017 01:49 PM

I was so sorry to read this notice about the passing of Joanne. We were neighbors for many years living next to each other on Woodvalley Drive. Joanne was always a sweet and kind person and I am sure will be missed by all that knew her.I will be in Atlanta this weekend for my grand daughters bat mitzvah and therefore unable to attend the Shiva but will be thinking of you and your family

Robert and Susan Dudley
Oct 10, 2017 02:16 PM

Dear family,
Joanne was one of a kind and a complete joy to know. I'm sure she will be missed a great deal. I'm sorry for your loss and we extend our sincere sympathy.

Beverly Penn
Oct 10, 2017 04:44 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Joanne. I will miss her enthusiasm for the arts, learning, bridge and running! We enjoyed many good times together.
My thoughts are with you!
Bev Penn

sybil garonzik kolodny
Oct 10, 2017 06:25 PM

I always see Joanne running through Pikesville and she was so determine.....My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. fondly sybil

Jack and Hillary (Wiseman) Crystal
Oct 10, 2017 07:04 PM

Dear Alan, Ami and Michael, Jack and I are heartbroken to learn of Joanne's passing. We have so many fond memories of her over the many years. Her lovely spirit and wonderful laugh! We'll miss her. May her memory be for a blessing.

Marion and Lee Slosberg
Oct 10, 2017 08:40 PM

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Joanne. We had some lovely times together and we will miss her deeply.

Marlene Brager
Oct 10, 2017 09:42 PM

Stuart and I traveled with the Shecters and had once in a lifetime experiences. Joanne lived life with the Gusto of running a marathon. Her devotion to family and friends was legendary. Nothing was too difficult for her to do. She will be dearly missed, but remembered with a smile. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Rhoda and Art Bennett
Oct 10, 2017 09:42 PM

We remember Joanne fondly and wish your entire family quick healing and a lifetime of blessings from her time with you.

Gordon and Frona Greenspun
Oct 11, 2017 12:01 AM

Our sincere condolences to you during this difficult time.

Harriett and Harvey Nusbaum
Oct 11, 2017 03:30 AM

Alan, Michael and Ami
We are shocked and sad about the loss of Joanne. Our families have been friends for many years and have wonderful memories of times spent on the beach in Ocean City. We are very sorry that we cannot be with you today but we are thinking of you. The organizations you chose in Joanne's memory are perfect reflections of her values.

Bailey and Stanley Fine
Oct 11, 2017 06:07 AM

Dear Alan, Michael and family:

We are very sorry for your loss. Joanne was a really good person.

Edie & Stan Brown
Oct 11, 2017 08:10 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Susie and Jerry Reichmister
Oct 11, 2017 08:19 AM

We met as neighbors in regency - Joanne was a gracious hostess to our many board meetings and her smile lit up the room - saddened for your loss

Barbara Wolf and Jerry Fine
Oct 11, 2017 09:20 AM

Alan, Amy, and Michael, Joanne and I grew up together both at School 64 and later, in high school. We shared our only-child feelings, our teaching, and our connection as good friends. I will miss her joy of life, her intelligence and her sweet kind persona. Jerry and I send our love and hope your wonderful memories will help through this difficult time.

Cyndie Brager Jacobson
Oct 11, 2017 10:37 AM

Alan, Ami, Michael and the family; I grew up as a young child with Joann as one of my carpool Moms. She was funny, smart and kept us in line. Later as we grew up and we grew she was the lady who ran up and down Woodvalley with a towel and the lady who was a few rows behind us in shul. Mom would catch-up with her and I would catch-up with Ami. A lot of years have gone by. She lived a happy life. May those memories comfort you in this difficult time.

Sondra and Stanley Crain
Oct 11, 2017 11:30 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences.

Susie and Morty Mindell
Oct 11, 2017 12:25 PM

Susie and I are so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a delightful woman, and our lives were enriched by her friendship. She was truly good to the core. I enjoyed every one of the countless miles we ran together, and she is the sole reason that I can claim to have been a marathon runner. We will surely miss her. May her memory be for a blessing.

Oct 11, 2017 12:39 PM

Our sympathies to Alan, Ami, and Michael. Joanne was a wonderful woman.

Frona Brown and Beryl Rosenstein

Frona Brown and Beryl Rosenstein
Oct 11, 2017 12:42 PM

Our sympathy to Alan, Ami, and Michael. Joanne was a wonderful woman.
Frona Brown and Beryl Rosenstein

georgia parker
Oct 11, 2017 01:26 PM

Joanne was my daughter Dana's second grade teacher at Mt. Washington Elementary School. She was a wonderful teacher. When we became reacquainted in later years, Joanne taught me more about friendship than I ever knew. She was a special, dear friend....and she had much left to teach I know...

Martha & Stan Weiman
Oct 11, 2017 05:58 PM

Our deepest condolences. Joanne was accomplished in a myriad of ways. She wore those traits with humility and an always friendly smile. She will be missed. May your fond memories sustain you.

fran kessler
Oct 11, 2017 06:16 PM

alan so sorry for your loss, fran kessler jack finkelstein

Herb and Joanie Gottlieb, Delray Beach
Oct 11, 2017 09:51 PM

Dear Alan
We are so sorry to learn of Joanne's passing and extend our deepest sympathies.

Dick and Gloria Pever Gordon
Oct 13, 2017 12:22 PM

Alan and Family,
We just learned of your terrible loss lovely Joanne.

Our hearts are full as we share all the years that we have had together.

Dick still has so many memories and I do too.

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Scott Mirsky
Oct 13, 2017 03:58 PM

Joanne was my track coach for several years at Pikesville High School. She was a very nice lady.

Howard Rudo
Oct 14, 2017 04:33 PM

Dear Alan, We have been friends since School 64. It was always a pleasure to see you and Joanne as the perfect, happy couple. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family.


Joanne Shecter

On October 8, 2017, Joanne Shecter (nee Deane); beloved wife of Alan Shecter; devoted mother of Ami Shecter (James Figielski) and Michael Shecter; adoring grandmother of Abigail, Kate and Benjamin Shecter; loving daughter of the late Sadie (Sara) and Ezra Deane.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Wednesday, October 11, at 3 pm. Interment Har Sinai Cemetery - Garrison Forest Road.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 3600 Clipper Mill Road-Suite 350 Baltimore, Maryland 21211 or Planned Parenthood of Maryland, PO Box 62757, Baltimore, MD 21264.

The family will be receiving at 7600 Park Heights Avenue (Suburban Club of Baltimore), Baltimore, MD 21208, Sunday, October 15, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm

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