In the name of God! JOAN LEE LAHMAN (nee Nova) was called to heaven by The Almighty God on November 26, 2022; age 84. Born August 24, 1938, of Parma Heights, Brecksville, Broadview Heights and Cleveland, Ohio. Joan was the daughter of Thomas Nova Sr. (a.k.a. Tedor Nowogorski) and Laura Nova (nee Walerski). Joan was the former wife of the late Thomas Joseph Lahman Sr. (USMC) and loving mother to Thomas Allen Lahman Jr. (Dianne) and David Lahman Sr. (USMC) (Marie). Joan also leaves behind her beloved Grandchildren, Joseph Lamka, Thomas Allen Lahman III (USAF), David Joseph Lahman Jr. (Ohio University) (Carly), Lindsey Holcomb (nee Stanton) (Adam), Thomas Stanton Jr. (Emily)

Joan had two full careers which she thoroughly enjoyed during her lifetime. First as a  Comptroller for General Sheet Steel and Plate and secondly the Head Bookkeeper for Bruder Inc., both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joan was nothing short of a perfectionist! She was a woman of great discipline in every aspect of of her life, both in and out of work. Joan Lahman was sharp as a tack! Always healthy in body. She enjoyed giving gifts to visitors, family and friends on a regular basis throughout her lifetime. “If you went to Joan’s house, you would not be leaving without an arm full of nice stuff.” Her heart was as strong as her discipline.

Outside of work, Joan enjoyed shopping, and rarely left the house without a camera. Joan loved to take pictures of her friends and family that she dearly loved. She enjoyed keeping a clean house, and had very good taste in interior design. She will be missed by all that she came in contact with throughout her lifetime and was a great role model with a positive attitude. “Positive Attitude” was her favorite quote. Shortly before she died, she said “I miss my Daddy”. They are together in Heaven now.

Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5986 RIDGE RD., PARMA 44129. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received MONDAY from 2-6 PM.

Photo of Joan Lahman and her father Thomas Nova.

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