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Celebrating the life of
Joan (Joanie) Marie Baczynski
Passed away on September 01, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 5-7 PM - Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Rosary Service
  • 6:00pm - Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Memorial Mass
  • 10:00am - Friday, September 13, 2019
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156

You all are in my thoughts. I am sorry for your loss.

Chris Fitch, denver,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to be one of the many people who's life she touched. I will keep everyone in my heart and prayers.

Janine Gordon, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry for your loss. My mom and I would like to send our deepest condolences. Love Todd

The Judy Family, Savannah, Ga

Walt, Marcia and Michael, I was saddened to learn of Joanie’s passing this week. Although I have not seen any of you for quite awhile, I will always hold dear those St. Peter’s memories and how sweet Joanie was to us when Chris and Margie were new at the school and making new friends. Her phone call and caring meant so much. I know Joanie had a lot of health issues over the years but whenever I would see her, she always had a smile on her face. I know how very proud she was of you, Marcia and Michael for all your accomplishments. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Diane Fitch, Savannah, Ga

Dearest Walt and Children... Joanie was a lovely person and will be missed terribly, although your hearts will be filled with beautiful memories forever. We loved seeing you all as a family of avid sailors all these years. Our prayers are with you.

Tim and Judy Grissette, Savannah,, Ga

I’m sorry for your loss. Joanie was a wonderful cousin and I have many memories of her time at family holiday events. May she Rest In Peace.

Eric Hundley , Irvine, CA

I am so sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing... she was a light in all of our life’s during our years at Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing & we shared a lot of great memories. I am so happy that we were all together last year for our 50th reunion and know we will see one another again. These last months have been a challenge for Joanie & we all have been praying for her, but God had another plan. My condolences to her family & know she was a very special lady. Blessings, Linda Chamberlain- Corken

Linda Chamberlain Corken, Aurora, Il

I am so very sorry to hear about Joanie’s death. She and I were roommates after we graduated from Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing. We worked at Children’s together. We lost touch over the years but I got to see her last October at a class reunion. Prayers for the family. Joanie, May you Rest In Peace.

Peg Roth Lyons, Tuscaloosa, Al

I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

RESLER, Sturgeon Bay , Wi

To the Walt and the kids... much love and sincere condolences on the passing of sweet Joanie. Ever since I was young I loved seeing her at Aunt Martha's house when she was in town and hearing that sweet accent. Her kindness to me as a little cousin will always be remembered. Much love, Michelle

Michelle (Christofidis) Halekakis, Gurnee, IL

I am so sorry for the loss of Joanie. I worked with her at Parent and Child. We shared an office for 4 years. She was such a lovely person and dedicated to her family. Our deepest condolences.

Catherine Kostilnik, Savannah, Ga

Surprised and sorry to see Joanie's obituary - remember good neighbor times and sailing outings. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jane Gobin & family, Savannah, GA

So saddened to hear of Joanie’s death. I will miss our chats outside of church where we shared stories of our children and grandchildren. She was a special, sweet and caring woman. May she rest in peace.

Anita Vorwig, Savannah, GA

Dear Walt, Marcia, Mike and family, I am heartbroken to learn of Joanie's passing. She touched many people with her kind and gracious manner. Her talents with ornaments were amazing! I loved how her eyes lit up when she talked about her family and grandchildren. She was a special person and will be missed.

Luann Foster, Port Wentworth, GA

Dear Walt and family, So saddened by Joannie’s passing. She was such a genuine, warm and caring person and a special friend who will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Kathy Dutko

Ed and Kathy Dutko, Tybee Island, GA

Joanie's warm smile and kind heart always radiated out to anyone around her. We will miss her. Pam and I will keep you guys in our prayers.

Charles and Pam Usher, Savannah, GA

Joanie's warm smile and kind heart always radiated out to anyone around her. We will miss her. Pam and I will keep you guys in our prayers.

Charles and Pam Usher, Savannah, GA

Cannot imagine a world without her smile and wonderful presence despite all the battles she fought. The Savannah sailing community will miss her.as we will. God bless Walt and family.

Olin and Sharon McIntosh, Savannah, GA

Joanie I sure loved so much! Being a hair stylist we shared many many stories over the almost 20 years that I did her hair. One person shouldn't bear so many battles waging war within their own body. Missing her already. Peace for you finally with our sweet Heavenly Father. May God Speed Peace to your family. Karla

Karla Kortes Noonan , Wilmington Island , GA

Dear Walt and family, We are so saddened to hear of Joannie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob & Cathy Scanlon

Scanlon, Savannah, GA

Joan (Joanie) Marie Baczynski, age 71, of Savannah GA, passed away on September 1, 2019 at Candler Hospital after a long illness.

She was born October 22, 1947 in Aurora IL, to Harold and Martha Bollweg, and lived in Savannah for most of her life.

Joanie attended Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing and received her nursing license in 1968. She worked in pediatrics in a number of hospitals in Illinois, California, and Georgia, before moving into social services, first at Parent and Child Development Services, and then Union Mission, from which she retired in 2012.

Her interest in helping children led Joanie to become a volunteer as a court appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem with Savannah Chatham CASA.

Joanie was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, where she participated in several church groups. She was also an avid crafter and an active member of the local sailing community.

Surviving are her husband, Walter of Savannah; her daughter, Marcia Baczynski of San Francisco, CA; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rachael Baczynski of Elkton, VA; her grandchildren, Nic, Gabriel, and Isabelle, and five of her six siblings.

The family will receive family and friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m.

The Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday September 13, 2019 at St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church.

Remembrances in her memory may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School or Savannah/Chatham CASA.

 

 

 

 

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You all are in my thoughts. I am sorry for your loss.

Chris Fitch, denver,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to be one of the many people who's life she touched. I will keep everyone in my heart and prayers.

Janine Gordon, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry for your loss. My mom and I would like to send our deepest condolences. Love Todd

The Judy Family, Savannah, Ga

Walt, Marcia and Michael, I was saddened to learn of Joanie’s passing this week. Although I have not seen any of you for quite awhile, I will always hold dear those St. Peter’s memories and how sweet Joanie was to us when Chris and Margie were new at the school and making new friends. Her phone call and caring meant so much. I know Joanie had a lot of health issues over the years but whenever I would see her, she always had a smile on her face. I know how very proud she was of you, Marcia and Michael for all your accomplishments. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Diane Fitch, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by David Koncul — Georgia

Dearest Walt and Children... Joanie was a lovely person and will be missed terribly, although your hearts will be filled with beautiful memories forever. We loved seeing you all as a family of avid sailors all these years. Our prayers are with you.

Tim and Judy Grissette, Savannah,, Ga

I’m sorry for your loss. Joanie was a wonderful cousin and I have many memories of her time at family holiday events. May she Rest In Peace.

Eric Hundley , Irvine, CA

Candle tribute lit by Terry Lemmons — Georgia

I am so sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing... she was a light in all of our life’s during our years at Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing & we shared a lot of great memories. I am so happy that we were all together last year for our 50th reunion and know we will see one another again. These last months have been a challenge for Joanie & we all have been praying for her, but God had another plan. My condolences to her family & know she was a very special lady. Blessings, Linda Chamberlain- Corken

Linda Chamberlain Corken, Aurora, Il

I am so very sorry to hear about Joanie’s death. She and I were roommates after we graduated from Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing. We worked at Children’s together. We lost touch over the years but I got to see her last October at a class reunion. Prayers for the family. Joanie, May you Rest In Peace.

Peg Roth Lyons, Tuscaloosa, Al

I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

RESLER, Sturgeon Bay , Wi

To the Walt and the kids... much love and sincere condolences on the passing of sweet Joanie. Ever since I was young I loved seeing her at Aunt Martha's house when she was in town and hearing that sweet accent. Her kindness to me as a little cousin will always be remembered. Much love, Michelle

Michelle (Christofidis) Halekakis, Gurnee, IL

I am so sorry for the loss of Joanie. I worked with her at Parent and Child. We shared an office for 4 years. She was such a lovely person and dedicated to her family. Our deepest condolences.

Catherine Kostilnik, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Susan Ryncavage — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Terry Santiago & Family — Georgia

Surprised and sorry to see Joanie's obituary - remember good neighbor times and sailing outings. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jane Gobin & family, Savannah, GA

So saddened to hear of Joanie’s death. I will miss our chats outside of church where we shared stories of our children and grandchildren. She was a special, sweet and caring woman. May she rest in peace.

Anita Vorwig, Savannah, GA

Dear Walt, Marcia, Mike and family, I am heartbroken to learn of Joanie's passing. She touched many people with her kind and gracious manner. Her talents with ornaments were amazing! I loved how her eyes lit up when she talked about her family and grandchildren. She was a special person and will be missed.

Luann Foster, Port Wentworth, GA

Dear Walt and family, So saddened by Joannie’s passing. She was such a genuine, warm and caring person and a special friend who will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Kathy Dutko

Ed and Kathy Dutko, Tybee Island, GA

Joanie's warm smile and kind heart always radiated out to anyone around her. We will miss her. Pam and I will keep you guys in our prayers.

Charles and Pam Usher, Savannah, GA

Joanie's warm smile and kind heart always radiated out to anyone around her. We will miss her. Pam and I will keep you guys in our prayers.

Charles and Pam Usher, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Carol and Billy Ray — Georgia

Cannot imagine a world without her smile and wonderful presence despite all the battles she fought. The Savannah sailing community will miss her.as we will. God bless Walt and family.

Olin and Sharon McIntosh, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Barbara Foster — Georgia

Joanie I sure loved so much! Being a hair stylist we shared many many stories over the almost 20 years that I did her hair. One person shouldn't bear so many battles waging war within their own body. Missing her already. Peace for you finally with our sweet Heavenly Father. May God Speed Peace to your family. Karla

Karla Kortes Noonan , Wilmington Island , GA

Dear Walt and family, We are so saddened to hear of Joannie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob & Cathy Scanlon

Scanlon, Savannah, GA


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