Joan L. Balan, age 76, of Wilmington died December 8, 2018 at Wilmington Hospital surrounded by her family.

Joan worked for over 50 years as a registered nurse.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Alexander Balan; children Mark Balan, Lisa Balan, Jason Balan (Brooke); 8 grandchildren Alexi, Maya, Serena, Sofia, Isabella, Emily, Morgan, and Parker; brother Michael Cooper (Bonnie); and nieces Suzanne and Kim.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 2 pm at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 where friends are invited to pay their respects beginning at 1 pm. A luncheon will follow the service at the funeral home.