Joan Torchiana Lynch

Profile Updated: April 27, 2019
Residing In: Prescott, AZ USA
Occupation: Substitute teacher
Children/Grandchildren: James J Lynch III April 1973
Joan Torchiana Lynch June 1975
Both kids living in CA
have More…2 step grandchildren
It is with great excitement that I tell everyone that I am a grandmother. My son Jim had Emmet Westley Lynch in October and I am over the moon

Having survived my 28th move and finally settled in, it is now time to update my profile
After graduating from LM, I got my BS in Elementary, Special Ed from West Chester University, taught preschool disabled children for 3 years and then went back for my Masters of Education at Millersville University.
Got married in 71, had my son Jim in 73 and then daughter Joan in 75. We began our many moves mostly between PA and NJ. After almost 35 years of marriage, got divorced did some more moving and now am in Asbury Park, NJ by the beach.
Pictures include Jane and me 50 years later and my two cousins Peter Prince and Rob Brubaker.
I have been Director of several nursery schools and Day care Centers and am still substitute teaching with little ones.
Reconnected with Gene O'Hara in Seattle and with my very special high school friend Jane Young Ambrosia, whom I am lucky enough to see often. In touch with Woody Wood.
Some good memories from LM include learning to whistle while at field hockey practice, something I use to this day to call the children and Jane picking me up every morning in senior year and going to Hymies for chocolate covered crullers
Anxious to see old fiends at reunion. My cousin, Rob Brubaker, who went to junior high with several of our classmates and then finished high school at Harriton, will be joining us.
See you all there!!

Where Were You Since '62?:

Got BS in Elementary Special Ed from West Chester University and Masters of Education from Millersville University. Have spent my entire teaching career with preschool aged children, teaching and running daycare centers and nursery schools. Still substitute teaching
Married in 71, had son Jim in 73 and daughter Joan in 73. moved 28 times and now living in Asbury Park New Jersey before hopefully moving to Florida
on the move again. I am moving to Venice FL on May 26. This will be the29th move and am hoping the last. Hope anyone in the area will stop for a visit. My cell phone is still the same

School Story:

Learned to whistle during field hockey practice. Jane Young picking me up every morning to go to Hymies for chocolate covered crullers

Joan's Latest Interactions

Jul 20, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Hi Ron I moved to Prescott AZ in March to be closed to
My kids in Ca It is an easy 7 hour drive to them and I get time with my one and only grandson. All is well. How are you

Jul 19, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Happy birthday. Ole friend

Jun 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Happy Birthday dear ole friend Have a wonderful day

May 02, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Hello my friend Hope you had a great day. Love to you and Sox

Apr 27, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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Nov 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Posted on: Nov 10, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Happy birthday Hope you have a great day. I have some pictures that I found of you and your family when the kids were little spending time with Ginny Chrissie and Rob. If you send me your address I will send them along with

Jul 31, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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May 21, 2018 at 10:36 PM

Posted on: May 21, 2018 at 8:39 PM

Was thinking about you the other day and hoping you are OK. It is dangerous when I think about someone, bad things happen. Are you OKA

Apr 29, 2018 at 12:09 PM

HAPPY Birthday my dear friend. Have a wonderful day. Love to Sox

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Feb 09, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Sending prayers.  Frank was such a nice person. May sweet memories help during this difficult time

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Dec 14, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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Nov 17, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Posted on: Nov 17, 2017 at 8:09 AM

Happy BIrthday ole boy. Have a great day

Jul 31, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 21, 2017 at 10:32 PM

Posted on: Jul 21, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Just saw it was your birthday. Hope you had a fabulous day. I visit friends in Boynton Beach Perhaos we could get together over on your coast. I am still in Venice

Jan 05, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Happy Birthday Ole friend. Wishing you a great day

Jul 31, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 24, 2016 at 8:05 PM

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Sep 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM

my dear friend. I have just finished your book and am in awe of your accomplishments. Thought you would like to know that when we were at LM my, I thought you were one of the coolest girls there and was envious of what appeared to be all your close circle of friends. Since I only came in 10th grade, I did not have the bonds that the other kids had who had attended school together from elementary school. I wept through much of your book wondering if I Could have done anything to help. You are my hero for what you have done in your life and the many people whose lives you have touched and made better. The world is certainly a better place because of the caring of Barbara Montgomery Stewart.
Thank you. My dear friend and college roommate lives in Hilton Head and I come to visit. I know you said you do not entertain or wish people to visit but I was wondering if when I plan my next trip, we could have a short visit. I can certainly lay on the floor and play with your furry friends so that you can remain prone.
Look forward to hearing from you. My email is
Be well

Aug 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Happy Birthday dear friend. Hope you are having a wonderful day

Jun 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Happy Happy Birthday my wonderful cousin. Love you

Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM