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MOLENDA, Joan Patricia

MOLENDA, Joan Patricia

MOLENDA - Joan Patricia 80, passed away December 3, 2016 in Ocala, FL, after a long illness. Joan was born in Buffalo, NY to Arthur and Bertha Bartlett on July 20, 1936. She was in the class of 1953 at Pine Forest High School, where she met her husband Capt. Paul Henry Molenda (Retired). She went on to earn her dental hygienist credentials from Erie County Community College in 1955. Joan and Paul were married in the spring of 1958 and soon after started their family. Joan was a devoted Navy wife for 31 years and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Joan is survived by her brothers William Bartlett of Valrico, FL and Charles Bartlett of Syracuse, NY; daughter Susan Roberts; son Patrick Molenda; daughter Laura Risinger; six grandchildren: Trevor Roberts, Amy Merritt, Charlotte Molenda, Madeleine Molenda, Sarah Risinger and Evan Molenda; and four great-grandchildren: Laney Roberts, Ryder Roberts, Brylynn and Blake Merritt. Joan will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with Paul at a date still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

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