Obituary of JoAnn Germann
JoAnn Germann (Restaino), 72, passed peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020. The important things in JoAnn’s life were her family, friends, faith and former students. Kind and generous, JoAnn was devoted to helping others whether in the classroom, through her church Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or around town.
A lifelong resident of Lyndhurst, as well as a teacher for the district, she began her teaching career in 1969. She taught middle school math until her retirement in 2012. During her tenure she served as Treasurer for the Lyndhurst Education Association and was known by many Lyndhurst families for her annual work in the Christmas Giving Tree program. She was an educator who truly loved her students and will be missed by many Lyndhurst residents who have had the honor to have learned under her.
JoAnn was an active and involved member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church. She was especially proud of leading the Social Concerns Committee, which helps the needy.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert Germann, her parents Patsy and Christina Restaino (Spina), her brother Paul Restaino, and sister Elaine Sculley. She will be missed by her brother Patrick Restaino and his wife Joyce, sister Christine Restaino, sister-in-law Karen Restaino, and brother-in-law Andrew Sculley; nieces and nephews Nicole Restaino, Scott Restaino and his wife Ashley, Matthew Restaino, Andrea Sculley and her husband Tom Main, and Craig Sculley, who loved their Aunt Jo; her favorite Uncle Nick Spina; her lifelong friend Linda Spence and family and friends whose lives she touched.
A Memorial Mass and commital will be held at a future date. Private cremation under the direction of Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ. Donations can be in JoAnn's memory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Social Concerns, 197 Kingsland Avenue. Lyndhurst NJ 07071 or to Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ 07608. Please express your condolences to her family by using our Tribute Wall.
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.