AUSTINTOWN - Joan Carolyn Mellish, 87, passed away on September 1, 2023, at Briarfield Manor.
She was born on October 4, 1935, in Bazetta Township at home, a daughter of late John W. Sr. and Leah (Harris) Armstrong and attended Champion schools.
Joan was an exceptional caregiver who devoted herself to taking care of anyone in need. Whether it was her family, friends or a stranger who needed help, she provided unwavering support and love to those around her. Joan's loving and caring nature touched the lives of many during her time on earth.
Joan had a passion for crafts, embroidery and baking. She loved to make things and share her talents with others, especially during the holidays and family gatherings.
In her downtime, Joan enjoyed reading, laughing along to her favorite television shows and singing songs to all who would listen. She was an exceptional storyteller and often recalled her lifetime of memories with those around her.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Brenda (James Jr.) Vitullo of Austintown; sister, Sharon Woods of Farmington, Ohio; brothers, Paul Armstrong of Ocala, Florida and Bill (Joan) Armstrong of Courtland, Ohio. She also leaves behind her cherished granddaughters, Nicole and Ashley Vitullo. Joan's impact extended even further as she lovingly cared for her guinea pig companions, Emma and Zoey.