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Marie Salmon Jonap

May 25, 1920 — February 8, 2008

Mrs. Marie Jonap of Decatur, GA passed away at her home on February 8, 2008.  Marie was born in Sayreville, N.J. on May 25, 1920 to Emily Esser and John Salmon.  She was marred to Dr. Stephan Jonap, who practiced medicine in upstate New York and South Amboy, N. J. for over 50 years.  Marie loved to read and travel.  She was especially fond of Italy, where she, her husband, and son lived for a period of time.  Venice was her favorite place to be.  Because of her extensive travels through Europe, and love of fine food, she became a gourmet cook.  Marie passed her cooking skills onto her grandchildren.  Marie also enjoyed needlework.  She made over one hundred afghans for her family and close friends.  Each afghan was an elegant and artistic and each one is treasured by those who received one.  Upon moving to Georgia in the early 1980?s, she began watercolor and acrylic painting.  She was so talented that may of her friends eagerly awaited holidays as they would receive one of her special watercolor greeting cards.  Marie also had a bird sanctuary on her patio garden.  Several native Atlanta bird species would visit her feeders.  She took such pleasure in identifying each one and naming the regulars. Marie loved nature, life, and people and had a wonderful sense of humor.  Everyone who came in contact with her, felt welcomed and loved. She was unselfish and caring.  Her memory will live on in all whose lives she touched.  Marie is survived by her son, John W. Jonap Esq.; her daughter-in-law, Suzanne Jonap; her grandchildren, Jeffrey and Amy, all of Atlanta; and Amy?s fiance, Daniel Wiseman of Marietta.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Kate Salmon of South Amboy, N. J.; two nieces, Eileen Nalepa of Colorado, Adrian Salmon at South Amboy, N.J. and a nephew, Robert Salmon of N.J. She leaves behind her loving companion and caregiver, Chelric "Reeccee" Grant of Alpharetta, her long-time friend and housekeeper, Helen McWhorter of Decatur, and her caregivers, Hermie Radford, Mercy Koon, and Clarice Grant.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Stephen Jonap and by her brother, Edward "Buddy" Salmon.  A graveside service will be held at the Floral Hills Memory Gardens on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. Contributions can be made in her memory to Emory University Department of Psychiatry, Attention:  Dr.Charles Nemeroff, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA  30322.  A. S. Turner & Sons   

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