Joan Maureen Scandling
Joan Maureen Scandling
  • February 13, 1932 - November 3, 2017
  • Ft Belvoir, Virginia

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Joan M. Scandling, 85, died on November 3 at her home in Fort Belvoir after a brief illness.
Joan was born and raised in New York City, where she met her husband, the late John D. "Jack" Scandling, when he was a cadet at West Point. They married in June 1951 and had six children.
A proud Army wife, Joan joined Jack in crisscrossing the country as he was transferred from assignment to assignment during his career in the U.S. Army. In June of 1964 they moved to Northern Virginia and never left. All six of their children graduated from Mount Vernon High School.
Joan was very active in the Mount Vernon community, where she volunteered in the schools and at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She also was involved in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, several Garden Clubs, the Army Wives Clubs and the Red Cross. In addition, she held down a full-time job with First American Bank and cared for Jack, who died on January 8, 1982 after a long illness, and her mother, who died six days later.
In June of 1995, she met Frank Pimentel, West Point Class of 1952. He proposed on Valentine's Day 1996, and they married on June 1, 1996.
Later in life she took great pride helping with the West Point Class of 1950 Reunions, serving on several committees at the Fairfax Retirement Community, where many of Jack's classmates still live, and volunteering at Mount Vernon Hospital. For the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, she did the calligraphy on the historic Five Farms maps of George Washington's estate.
Joan is survived by her six children, Dr. John D. Scandling Jr. and his wife, Dr. Martha Dorn, of Palo Alto, CA; Joanne Manwaring, PhD, and her husband, Jack Manwaring, of St. Petersburg, FL; Mark Scandling of Deerfield, MA; Laura Gunter of Roanoke, VA; Tim Scandling and his wife, Debbie Scandling, of Powell, OH; and Dan Scandling and his wife, Tammy Eddy, of Mount Vernon, VA; ten grandchildren, Keefe Manwaring, Pat Scandling, Meghan Manwaring, Nelson Gunter, Emmy Scandling, Chris Gunter, Jonathan Scandling, Ben Scandling, Keara Taylor and Jack Scandling, and four great-grandchildren, Grayson Manwaring, Runa Djedovic, Lily Manwaring and Jackson Gunter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Anne McHugh, her first husband, Jack, her second husband, Frank, and her brother, Bill McHugh.
"A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel at a later date when Joan is be buried with Jack at Arlington National Cemetery."
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the West Point Class of 1950 Project, West Point Association of Graduates, West Point, N.Y., 10996, or the National Kidney Foundation¸5335 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300, Washington, D.C., 20015, in memory of Jack and Joan Scandling.

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.