Joann Torhan



Joann Torhan, 64, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side on Monday October 29, 2018 at her home in Surfside Beach, SC. She was born in Yonkers, New York on June 18, 1954 to the late Richard Strik & Marion Mazzarese Strik.

Along with her parents, Joan is reunited in death with her beloved daughter, Nicole Torhan, and her brother, John Strik.

Joann was a creative woman with an eye for beauty. She loved to do ceramics and decorate. In her free time, Joann loved to go boating and walk on the beach. Above all else, Joann loved her family.

Left to cherish Joann’s memory are her adoring husband of 46 years, Michael J. Torhan of Surfside Beach, SC; their children, Michelle Torhan Grey & Michael A. Torhan; 11 grandchildren; her sisters, Patricia Figeroa & Christine Wadsworth; as well as several nephews and many supportive friends and neighbors in South Carolina and New York.

A Celebration of Joann’s Life will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website,

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family during this difficult time.