Joan Marie Motley Olstein

Joan Motley Olstein, 83, of Kinnelon, New Jersey passed away on January 8, 2021.


Born in Potsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Florence and Edward Motley.  Joan attended Pottville Catholic High School.  Joan worked for Freight Forwarder’s Institute in Washington DC where she met her beloved husband Elliot.  Joan and Elliot moved to New York City, and few years later they bought a house in Kinnelon, NJ where they resided for over 40 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Caldwell College.  Joan was an avid hiker and tennis player. Most of all she was deeply devoted to her family and friends.


Joan was preceded in her death by her husband Elliot.  She is survived by her sister Cathy Schleupner, her son Erik, daughter-in-lawKathy, son Jon, daughter-in-law Laura and her grandchildren Ryan, Kevon, Hunter, Bronwyn and Shawn.  A memorial service will be heldsometime in the future.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joan M. Olstein to the Alzheimer’s Association (