Sanchez, Joan Collier (Fogg)


Joan Collier Fogg Sanchez of Federalsburg, Maryland, a retired diaconal minister, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2020 at the age of 70 with her husband James Sanchez at her side.  

She was born on July 30, 1949, the daughter of the late James Collier and Minnie Anderson Collier.

She was a teacher and principal in Western Pennsylvania and held a Doctorate Degree in education, as well as a Master's Degree in religion from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She attended Easton High School (class of 1967), McDaniel College (Class of 1971, Music Education), Duquesne University, earning her Doctorate in Education Leadership in 2003. She served as an elementary and high school administrator in Western PA before retiring. 

She was a member and past choir director at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Easton, MD, and played the piano for Oxford United Methodist Church. She was also a composer and her music was published in many hymnals. She was consecrated as a diaconal minister in Western PA in 1990 and served in music ministry in several Western PA churches. She retired from active diaconal ministry in 2006. 

Joan is survived by her husband, James Sanchez, children, Samantha Halloran (Stephen), James Adams (Trisha), grandchildren, Anthony Maylack, Max Halloran, Odessa Adams, Gerald Adams, and step-children, Joanna Sanchez, Vincent Sanchez, and Steve Sanchez (Diane).

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 27 years, the Rev. James P. Fogg, who passed away in 2013.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Talbot Animal Shelter and to St. Marks United Methodist Church Choir.

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