Joan Kathleen Irving

October 10, 2020
Joan Kathleen Irving

Joan Kathleen Irving, 76, passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on October 10, 2020. Born in Chicago, IL on June 2, 1944 to Norbert Bruozis and Bernice Gintautas, she graduated from Jones Commercial High School in 1962 and moved to San Francisco, CA soon after.

After working at Scott Electric in San Francisco, she married Robert Irving in 1975 and moved to Grants Pass, OR where they raised her son, Kevin. After Kevin joined the Navy in 1986, she moved to Tigard, where she stayed for the next 26 years working for Poorman/Douglas and Mercy Corps International. In 2012 she moved to Williamsburg, VA to be closer to her family.

Joan loved her family, her cat Oscar, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, along with crime dramas on TV and going to church. Her most beloved figure in the Bible was the Virgin Mary.

Joan is survived by: her son, Kevin and his wife of 32 years, Claudia; grandsons, Kevin, Jr. and Andrew; great-granddaughter, Violet Irving; sister, Geraldine Green; niece, Lori Mathis and nephews, Louie and Jimmy Green.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church, Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020 at 9am at 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188.


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  • October 17, 2020
    Alison Cooper says:
    I only met Miss Joan once. Went to her house with Claudia so she can do her hair. I loved talking with her she made me laugh. We were both from the west coast. I loved listening too her talk. Only met her once but I really wanted too talk with her more. Miss Joan is in heavan, no more pain just happiness. Love you miss Joan. Love you Kevin, Claudia and the boys. Nothin but prayers and hugs sent too you. Miss Joan was a blessing.. Never will I forget her.❤❤❤❤

  • October 17, 2020
    Barbara Mair lit a candle:
    Lit since October 17, 2020 at 10:39:18 PM

  • October 17, 2020
    Bonnie R Nelson says:
    Joan and I met while working together. She was strong and amazing lady. She always made me laugh and was a very sweet friend! We enjoyed going to lunch together and would share fun stories and concerns in our lives. She was there during a very trying time in my life and was only kind and caring! I will miss her and her silly cat Oscar. My prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. She will be missed but never forgotten!

  • October 18, 2020
    Sepria Terry says:
    I met Mrs Joan working with her at Target. She was a joy to work with. She made you laugh and I enjoy the time we spend together. My condolences to the family she will be trueiy miss by her Target family

  • October 19, 2020
    Steve Zimmerman says:
    Joan was a beloved member of the Mercy Corps team. Her wonderful sense of humor and enormous heart made every interaction with her a pure delight. She will always be remembered by many here in Oregon as a cherished colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time.