Joan Irene Richmond (Selzer), 67, of Towaco died March 28, 2014. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in West Orange.
Mrs. Richmond joined the Essex County Welfare Office in Newark as a caseworker, remaining there for over 40 years.
She graduated from American University in Washington, DC. In college, she participated in the Poor People’s March supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was a political activist supporting women’s rights.
She supported the Towaco Civic Association and American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years, William; her daughter, Jill of New York City; and a brother, Fred.
Services were held March 30 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove.