Joan P. Faye
Died: Jan 3, 2013

Joan P. Faye, age 79, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Heath Village, Washington Twp. (Morris Co.) NJ. Joan was born January 1, 1934 in West New York, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Otto and Pauline (Orth) Sommerhalter. She was predeceased by her husband, Late Leslie Faye in 2002.

She was the Owner/Operator of Joans Dance Studio in Wayne, NJ

Joan appeared on the Perry Como TV show and the Ed Sullivan show; she was a Rockette in her younger years; loved to dance and was a professional dancer; she performed at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas with Movie Actress Mitzi Gaynor; she was a choreographer for the Packanack Players, Wayne, NJ; member of the Dance Educators of America; she worked and studied at the National Academy of Ballet in New York City. She was a graduate of Memorial West High School, West New York, NJ

She is survived by sons; Russell & Joan Faye, Brian & Laurie Faye and Gregory Faye; brothers; Otto Sommerhalter; Kenneth & Terry Sommerhalter; 7 Grandchildren, Alexis, Jake, Max, Jessica, Connor, Parker and Taylor.

A graveside service and burial will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge, NJ on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
Arrangements are by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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