Joan Haytaian, the wife of former Assembly Speaker Garabed “Chuck” Haytaian for the last 48 years, passed away this morning after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 72.
She was an active partner in her husband’s political career, which included service as a school board member, Warren County Freeholder, Assemblyman, Warren County Republican Chairman, U.S. Senate candidate, and Republican State Chairman. She is a former president of the Warren County Board of Elections, and served on the Board of Trustees for Freedom House.
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Scala Memorial Home in Hackettstown, and a funeral will be held at 11 AM on Thursday at the Assyrian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary in Paramus. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the church.