Clemmons United Methodist Church
3700 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 27012
Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Aug 28, 1945 - Feb 21, 2015
Joan Elliott Kodak
August 28, 1945 - February 21, 2015
Mrs. Joan Elliott Kodak of Clemmons passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born August 28, 1945 in East Orange, NJ, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Marion M. Elliott. Mrs. Kodak spent her childhood in White Plains and Westfield, NJ. She attended Marietta College in Marietta, OH where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and remained an active member throughout her life. She married her college sweetheart, Preston F. Kodak, Jr., in 1965 and raised her family in Penfield, NY. They were married for 34 years until Mr. Kodak’s death. She retired to her family’s favorite vacation spot in Harwich, MA. She also resided in Clemmons, NC to share time with her children and grandchildren.
Throughout her life she served her communities through organizations including Girl Scouts, Penfield Presbyterian Church, Rochester Jaycees, as well as her children’s athletic endeavors, hobbies and schools. She had a passion for helping others by volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Clemmons Food Pantry, and The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. She enjoyed giving her time to facilitate athletic and community events. Her favorite pastimes included tennis, golf, knitting, and spending time with her family. From an early age she enjoyed the beaches of the New Jersey Shore, and later in life found peace on the waters of Cape Cod. She was a devoted mother who remained active in the lives of her children and grandchildren for all of her days.
She is survived by three loving children, Preston F. “Skip” Kodak, III (Nicole) of Simsbury, CT, Cynthia Byrum (Tad) of Clemmons, NC, and Kristen Wilson (Scott) of Raleigh, NC and grandchildren Samantha, Madeline, Sophia, Felicite and Josiane Kodak, Darien and Corinne Byrum, and Graham and Reid Wilson. She is also survived by sisters Judy Antonak (George) of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Linda Allen (Jeff) of New York, NY, and Susan Snyder of Manchester, MA and sisters-in-law Barbara Kodak of Harwich, MA and Anne Carbone of Carle Place, NY, and brother-in-law Robert Kodak (Debbie) of Hummelstown, PA, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Clemmons United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clemmons Food Pantry (P.O. Box 871, Clemmons, NC 27012) or The Family Pantry of Cape Cod (133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich, MA 02645). Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to each of you. Joan was such fun to be with and we have many fond memories of our time together. Our prayers are with you.
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Joan's passing. We shared some fun times at Eggs at Second Harvest Food Bank and enjoyed lunch afterwards. She was always smileing and willing to help you in any way. I will miss her.
My condolences to her family.
We are so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. There are so many fond memories of our lives as swimming parents. The screaming, the tears, the broken clipboard from beating it on a railing, the lunches and dinners, so many fun times that we will always hold dear. God Bless your families. Lots of Love.
Richard Cleary, Cleary Construction
I am very sad to head of Joan's Passing. She was a wonderful Lady to work with. My deepest Condolences to her family.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Joan's passing. I always looked forward to her return to North Carolina so that she could once again join us at our Trefoil Guild (Girl Scouts) meetings. She will be missed. I know she was excited about our upcoming service project for the Second Harvest Food Bank, just one of the many organizations that she helped. My thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends.
Kay Radebaugh & Angel Hitson
Such a shock to hear of Joan's passing. Such a light to all those around her. A tragic loss to family, friends, and many community groups. I know her loss will be felt in the Girl Scout community & our local Trefoil Guild. Prayers to her family & friends feeling her loss.
Mary Ann Ryer
I was sad to hear of Joan's passing. She was always a fun addition to our mah jongg group and travelled often with our American Heritage group to local history sites in the Cape Cod area. My prayers are with Joan and with your family.
My deepest sympathy to the Kodak family. We were friends in the Goose Pond Book Club and Chatahm Women's Club. I shall miss her.
Prayers are with you all.
Cindy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the great memories comfort you all.
The staff of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC sends our most sincere condolences to Joan's family. As executive director, I was privileged to get to know Joan during her regular volunteer visits with us. Joan was a loyal and compassionate volunteer at our food bank and was a much-beloved member of our "egg divas," who process donated eggs for distribution to those in need. We looked forward to her smiling countenance every Thursday during the time she spent in the Winston-Salem area. She will definitely be missed!
Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Mom. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. My you and your family find comfort in the many memories of shared times together filled with love and laughter and carry those with you always. May the peace of the Lord be always with you.
We are so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. All of us at the Monday Mah Jongg group will miss her very much. We always looked forward to her return from the Cape in the fall, and sad to see her leave for the summer.
She often spoke lovingly of her children and grandchildren. A lucky family to have her as a mother, grandmother, and sister.
What a classy Lady and a lovely friend. Good bye, Joan, and save a seat at a Mah Jongg table in Heaven for us...we will see you again someday.
Ming Toi, with love, from your Monday afternoon friends.
I was so sorry to hear this sad news. Joan and I were members of several social groups. It was a joy to be around her. She had that special quality of never meeting a stranger. We always had a good time with Joan, whether a hilarious night of Bunco or a dinner at a new restaurant with great conversation. Joan was a good friend, a good person and a very loving mother and grandmother. Prayers and condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Prayers lifted for Joan's family. I met Joan in a women's social group and found her to be warm and very outgoing. She was a great spirit and will be missed.
So sorry to learn that Joan has passed away, such a shock. She was a member of one of my social groups and I will miss her. She was always fun to be around. Prayers to her family and friends.
So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She will be missed as a member of our Goose Pond Book Club in Harwich. She was a pleasure to know, and my heart goes out to her family. We know she loved you all very much. I hope your many happy memories will bring you all comfort now.
Deepest sympathy to Joan's family. She was a vital member of the Goose Pond Book Club in Harwich, and enthusiasticly opend her beautiful summer home on Long Pond to our group. She was a neighbor and friend....and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.
John D. Elliott, Jr.
My deepest sympathy to all of Joan’s family. Her untimely passing is very sad for me. When younger I saw her quite a lot as all the Elliott families (Bob’s, John’s, Ruth’s and Ellen Jane’s) lived close to each other in north New Jersey. As the 2 oldest cousins, we were close and I have memories of spending time together with our grandparents when young. There are many pictures of the two little toddlers together. Over the years there were many family vacations in Lavallette and holiday gatherings with all the cousins. One summer we both worked “down the shop” at Elliott Leather and Joanie and I had lunch each day.
We will miss Joan and her bright and smiling face here on Cape Cod.She really was a welcomed member of our Book Group and a contributing member, even fron the sunny South.
We will miss Joan very much at our Cape Cod activities. Praying that the family find the strength they need at this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to Joan's family at this difficult time. Joan was part of our Mah Jongg group here on the Cape and we always looked forward to her return in the spring. We'll miss her!
All of us at the Clemmons Food Pantry will miss Joan greatly. We enjoyed the time and effort she gave to this meaningful cause. Seemed that her heart was always in the right place!
The Women's Club of Chatham would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Kodak family. Joan is remembered as a lovely women who was always ready to help out. She will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to Joan's family. I will miss her at the Mahjongg table this summer on Cape Cod
My thoughts and prayers go out to Joan's family. At mah jongg Joan often spoke of her family and loved their visits to Cape Cod.I will remember Joan as an independent, smiling gal with a zest for life.
Alice & Joe Wall
We just heard of our friend Joan's untimely death. My husband and I worked with Joan at the Family Pantry in Harwich and I am a knitter and spent many hours with her and the knitting group. It seens that she was always making something for one of the grandchildren.
She will leave a hole in the hearts of those who knew her. She will be sorely missed both at knitting and especially at the family pantry.
I only knew Joan slightly from the Clemmons Food Pantry, but she was such a pleasant, easy-going, helpful lady. She will be missed.
So saddened to hear of the passing of Joan, who was a tennis friend for many years at SYTC. Her many friends at tennis loved Joan's kindness, enthusiasm and great laugh. She shared many fun days with her friends at South Yarmouth, although have not seen Joan for awhile offer condolences to her family whom she always talked about so lovingly.
Joan was a member of my book club. I will miss her warmth and good spirits. We shared other activities and I think she was enjoying her retirement to Cape Cod. She was a very interesting and cheerful person. My condolences to her family that she loved so much.
I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a warm, caring person and a valued member of the Trefoil Guild. My condolences to her family.
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I was in a couple of social groups with Joan. She was always such a sweet person to spend time with. She talked about her children & grandchildren all the time. I am so shocked by her sudden passing. I know she loved her whole family.
I am incredibly sorry to hear about Joan's passing. I met her via one of the social meetup groups she was a member of. Her family is in my prayers.
Very sad to hear of Joan's passing. You are all in my prayers. She was always a joy to be around and to talk with. Always enjoyed her stories. In my prayers!
So sorry for your loss. I met Joan at a club event. She was a special person.
I am so sorry to hear about Joan. She was a member of one of my social groups and was such a fun and sweet lady. She will be dearly missed!
Such a giving person and a delight to be around. I always looked forward to seeing her at social gatherings. She was always active and loved her volunteer work. She will be missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss and I've been thinking of you and your family all week long. I hope in some small way you can find comfort in all of the warm memories you hold dear and the knowing that her love will forever live in your hearts.