Joan Madeline Manno, of Aliso Viejo, California left her body on July 4, 2015, of natural causes.
Services will be held at O’Connor Mortuary Funeral Home
Address: 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Viewing: 4:00 PM
Service: 4:30 PM
Services are open to the public, and her surviving children encourage you all to attend to Celebrate her Life.
Joan was born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Madeline Manno. She is survived by her nine children named below and18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Joseph Teglovic, of Aliso Viejo, California
Mary Russo, of Dallas, Texas
Richard Teglovic, of Port Angeles, Washington
Eugene Teglovic, of Denver, Colorado
John Teglovic, of Aliso Viejo, California
Joan Teglovic, of Dubai, UAE
Maria Marshall, of Huntington Beach, California
Gina Bernady, of Arlington, Texas
Mary Grace Souter, of Seal Beach, California
Joan was a graduate of Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine, with undergraduate and master’s degrees in social sciences and law. She excelled as a social worker, legal researcher, real estate broker, shopkeeper, and many other trades.
But Joan’s purpose in life was much greater than her education and professions. Joan was an inspiration to hundreds of people. A deeply spiritual woman, she unselfishly dedicated her life to teaching Christ’s principles through her actions. She embodied Christ’s message of miracles: “These and greater things you shall do.” Joan’s life was a shining example of this message. Like Christ, she healed the sick with her words and her touch. She fed fish and loaves to the hungry, when there was nothing to be found. She loved her enemies, and made friends of them and of their enemies. She taught others to see who we truly are: Spiritual beings having a human experience.
We cannot count the number of lives she touched with her healing wisdom. From raising her own children out of poverty in her youth, to ministering Christ’s message of love from her pulpit in the Seal Beach Angel store, combined with decades of love and service in between, Joan will continue to be an inspiration to anyone whom she touched. Joan was truly a messiah. A teacher. No one we know walking the earth could be closer to Christ.
We all heard her message: Unconditional love. Kindness, without prejudice. Hope. A pointer to the connection to the almighty spirit that is ever-present, yet so elusive to most of us.
If you were to ask Joan what her message was, she’d no doubt say, ‘My life is my message.’ “And It’s Only Temporary.” How many of us can say that? Indeed, her life was her message.