On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Joan Marie Walsh Weinberg, loving wife of Peter H. Weinberg and loving mother of Tracey L. Weinberg, passed away at her home in Monkton, Maryland, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Joan was born on August 20, 1931, in Shenandoah PA, to Teresa and Harry Walsh. She attended Catholic school in Shenandoah and then received her degree in nursing from the Pottsville, Pennsylvania School of Nursing and began her career as a nurse at The University of Pennsylvania School of Psychiatry in Philadelphia and later as a campus nurse at Drexel University.
Upon marrying Peter and the birth of Tracey, the couple relocated from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD where they raised their daughter. After moving to Baltimore, Joan worked as an operating room nurse at Sinai Hospital and then a floor nurse and later a circulating IV nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center before retiring.
Joan shared her daughter’s passion for horses and enjoyed following Tracey around the country as she competed in both national and international Show Hunters and Show Jumpers. She was the proud owner of several horses that achieved national championship status. In her retirement, Joan restored to period a 1740 historic home located in Unison, Virginia. The home provided the perfect backdrop for her extensive collection of early-American antiques that included Royal Crown Derby china , Staffordshire china, period weather vanes and 18th century American country furniture.
In addition to her many collections, Joan enjoyed gardening, volunteering as a docent at Ladew Topiary Gardens and, most of all, spoiling her many rescued dogs and cats. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in Joan’s name to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, P.O. Box 604, Camden, South Carolina, 29021 (danandronsrescue.org).
A private funeral service will be held with a celebration of life reception planned for late Spring.