Joan Sabol Tirpack of Mantoloking, NJ died peacefully at home on October 30, 2015 at the age of 87. A lifelong New Jersey resident, Joan was born in Bayonne and lived in Elizabeth, Union, and Atlantic Highlands, before settling in Mantoloking in 1996.
The daughter of the late John J. and Marie Sabol, Joan began working as a lab tech at the Esso Bayway Refinery at age 16 and continued with Exxon the entirety of her career, retiring as a Human Resources Executive at the Rockefeller Center Exxon location in Manhattan.
Joan had a deep and lifelong love for world travel, both for herself and her family. A devoted mother, Joan was heavily involved in her family’s extracurricular activities. Joan was active in the Holy Rosary Society, and she and her husband were founding members of the Holy Spirit Church in Union, NJ.
Joan was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years Edward; and her brother John F. Sabol. She is survived by her children Dr. Edward M. Tirpack of Sparta, Janice Tirpack of Mantoloking, and Dr. Jill Tirpack of Hoover, AL; as well as her brother Ronald A. Sabol. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 751 Main Avenue Bay Head, New Jersey from 10 to 11 AM, followed by an 11 AM funeral Mass, also at the church. Entombment will follow in the St. Catherine’s Mausoleum, 1100 W Chicago Blvd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750.