Earle (nee Sykes) Josephine “Joann”, Age 71, of Margate, passed away 10/9/18 at home after a long illness. Born 3/12/47 in Atlantic City, she graduated Atlantic City H.S. and worked at several banks, and in the credit department at Tropicana Casino until retiring in 2012. Joann was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, a member, at one time, of the Margate Mothers Club and a long time Log Cabin member and was in the first graduating class at Blessed Sacrament School. Joann was predeceased by parents Bill and Connie Sykes, brother Steve and sister Liz. She is survived by her husband Jim, children Elizabeth, James Jr., and William; Granddaughters Ashley and Beth Earle; daughter-in-law Trish Earle; brothers Bill and Mike Sykes; sisters-in-law Leslie and Kathy Sykes, and Elizabeth Earle; and many cousins. Joann will be sadly missed by family and friends. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Joann requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Atlantic City Hospice.