Joan S. Wellbrock

February 10, 1940 - December 6, 2016

Age 76, of Warsaw, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 10, 1940 in Rochester, daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Fleig Richter. Joan was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Warsaw and was a member of the Cursillo movement. She donated countless children’s books to the Warsaw Public Library and she was proud of her volunteer involvement in the construction of the playground at the Warsaw Central School. She also volunteered for the Special Olympics Western New York Division from 1996 to 2005. Joan was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Larion Wellbrock who died in 1996 and her brother Joseph Richter.

Surviving are her children, Paul (Kathleen) Wellbrock of Warsaw, Marie (Alfred, Jr.) Sachanowski of Warsaw; grandchildren, Anne Marie (Shawn) Purdy, April (Jimmy Walker) Sachanowski, Melissa Sachanowski, Tiffany (Joshua) Becker; great grandchildren, Gregory, Aiden and Eileen; sister-in-law, Margie Richter of The Villages, FL; close friend, Beverly Smith of Warsaw.

Friends may call Friday, December 9 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Joan’s funeral service will be held Saturday, December 10 at 10 AM. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Public Library Children’s Section, 130 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or to the family.

Important Dates

December 9, 2016 : Calling hours for Joan S. Wellbrock - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

December 9, 2016 : Calling hours for Joan S. Wellbrock - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

December 10, 2016 : Funeral service for Joan S. Wellbrock - 10:00 AM

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Dec 23.16 from Carol Gburek:
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always so kind to me. She was friendly and quick to share a hello and kind word. I will miss her smile and hugs.

Dec 22.16 from Carolyn Lyons:
Joan was a real spirit. Loved life and we loved having her be such a library supporter. We know it gave her joy to do her part. Peace to your families.

Dec 9.16 from April Sachanowski and Jimmy Walker:
Gram, We wish we could be there in person but we are there in our hearts and in spirit. It's a gloomy day here on the Oregon Coast, but I'm sure the sun is shining where you are, because you WERE the sunshine for so many people. It is truly amazing to read how many lives, other than ours, you have touched with your love and kindness. You are an inspiration to us, some one we hope to be like in our lifetime. I know we will see you again, because I have learned through your faith, that God has that in his plans for us... So this is not goodbye, it is until we see you again, we love you so very much and will miss you terribly. You will remain in our hearts forever and we promise to take care of each other as a family, and to look out for each other as you would want us to do. And until we see you again, you can "arm chair travel" along beside us now, and dance along with us at our future wedding - we can't wait to feel your presence as you accompany Jimmy and I on our many memory-making adventures! With love.

Dec 9.16 from Teri C Maxwell-Williams:
Rest In Peace my dear Friend! May peace be with your family and loved ones left behind. Heaven gained an Angel!!!!

Dec 9.16 from Gary and Cindy Appleton:
Paul, Kathy , Annie and family~
We are so very sorry for your sad loss. We all have very fond memories of Joan at all the WCBS events. She was a grand lady.

Dec 9.16 from Lisa Gricius:
Joan lit up a room with her presence. I was always grateful when she entered the library. She brought a smile with her that left everyone else smiling. She was a great friend to all. She loved her library. She actively participated in its programs and donated monthly to the children's collection. She loved listening to audio books and sharing her love of literature with others. She was a special friend who will be missed. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to know her and call her my friend. My prayers extend to all her friends and family during this difficult time.

Dec 9.16 from Paul & Linda:
Joan was a caring, loving,gentle soul. She so loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to share their latest news. She witnessed daily how God was in her life and working thru her. I will miss our talks.

Dec 8.16 from Lydia Kaluzny-Welnicki:
Joan and I had many wonderful conversations when I worked in Attica at the bookstore. She was an optimistic and prayerful woman. I also have the pleasure of knowing her extraordinary daughter, Marie. My sympathy and prayers to her family at this time. May God bless you, Joan, as you continue your journey to peace and joy.

Dec 8.16 from Mary Dileas (Fleig):
To Paul & Marie, your mom was so wonderful and kind to me!I will remember her fondly. My condolances.

Dec 8.16 from Mary Conable:
The Warsaw Public Library has lost a great friend. We mourn the loss of Joan with her family, and remember her with the greatest respect and fondness. The children of Warsaw have benefited not only from the generosity of her monthly gift of a book to our collection, but also from her cheerful presence at story times as our honorary Grandma! She joined in with good humor and was always ready to help a little one enjoy a book. Even if she couldn't stay for story time, she was interested in what we were reading. Thank you, Joan. You will be missed.