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Joan Cooker

Joan M. Cooker

Wednesday, September 19th, 1934 - Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Joan M. Cooker (nee Campbell), - 86, of Mays Landing, passed away at Mainland Hospital on Monday, November 23, 2020, with her loving children by her side.

Joan was born in September 1934 and raised in Camden, NJ, growing up in a loving Catholic family with her parents, William and Catherine Campbell, her sister, Margaret, “Cass” and two brothers Fred and William, affectionately known as the “Billy and Freddy” or the “Bald brothers.”

Joan met and married the love of life, Robert Cooker, and the couple was married for fifty-one years. During these years, Joan proudly worked in Human Resources at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Joan and Robert had five children; daughters Joan M. DeLucas (Partner, James) of Fort Myers, Fl., and Kathleen M. Cooker (Partner, Andrew) of Berlin, NJ and three sons, John J. Cooker (Donna) of Cape Coral Fl.; James J. Cooker (Honour) of Hammonton, NJ. and Mark J. Cooker (Christine) of Hammonton, NJ. Joan and Bob loved to spend time with their six grandchildren; Christian, Mackenzie, Brittany, Amanda, Matthew and Victoria, as well as their many nieces and nephews.

Bob and Joan raised their five children proudly and ensured that life lessons were learned that ultimately prepared their children for the unexpected trials and tribulations of life. The opportunities and boundaries established by the couple, stood as the foundation for their children to become honest, steadfast and hard-working adults, a true benchmark of successful parents.

Joan and Bob spent some of their retirement years living in Florida where Joan volunteered at an area hospital but eventually they returned to New Jersey and resided in Mays Landing. Prior to Robert Cooker’s passing in May 2004, Joan focused on Bob’s health needs but she was never too busy to celebrate in the lives of her children, grandchildren and all of her extended family. Joan possessed a fierce sense of “always doing the right thing,” being a faithful Catholic and she made lasting impressions on too many people to mention.

For the last 15 plus years, Joan has had “two additional family members” kindly referred to as Irene and Greg. Joan’s family would like to acknowledge and thank Irene and Greg for the kindness & the love shared with their mother.

Due to Covid restrictions arrangements will be private.
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Lee Collings

Posted at 04:07pm
So sorry to hear about the loss of Joan "Cooper Hospital" . She was a force to be reckoned with! Hugs to the family!

Lee and Doug Collings
Somers Point,
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Pamela Palazzo

Posted at 01:02pm
My sympathies on the loss of a wonderful lady. Joanie and Kathy I still feel the pain of my own mother's loss but it does get easier with time. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I say to everyone that no matter how long you have them there is never enough time with your mom and dad.
Pam Palazzo
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Nancy Barbetto

Posted at 11:48am
My father just read your mother's obituary. He is very sorry for your loss. I believe that my 93 year old father is related to your mother. My dad's name is John H. Campbell, from Margate, NJ. He was born in Camden County and his father was
Leo J. Campbell (my grandfather). My grandfather had a brother William Campbell from Camden County. I am wondering if you are related to our "Campbell Family"? When life calms down, can someone from your family contact me? I would love to put some family pieces together. My father lives with me and has a hard time remembering these days. Thank you,
Nancy Campbell-Barbetto. 609-335-7330 or email. sjfhmom@aol.com
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Bethanne and Roddy Weiss

Posted at 09:53am
It is with sincere sadness and sympathy that a woman of such great character, fortitude, faith, love and incredible sense of family, is gone. Yet, her presence was felt by so many. Her gift of a welcoming smile, chuckle and kind hearted ways are now a challenge to emulate in our own lives. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. May the happy memories heal your hearts. Love, Roddy, Bethanne, Christian, Joshua (Kristen) Weiss
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