It wasn’t that Lynn was stubborn, she just knew her way was better. Come what may, she was going to do what brought her the greatest joys in life. Fortunately, that usually meant spending time with those around her. She worked at Kmart in Delran for 25 years, but it was never for the paycheck. She simply loved to socialize with all of her coworkers, and would chit chat with everyone that came through those doors. The same was true of her 25 years in the Moorestown School District. Being a bus driver and later a paraprofessional helping challenged students was always more than just a job. Many of the kids became like family to her. Likewise, for many years she and her husband, Bob spent time at the Baker’s Acres Campground. The scenery was nice, but her friends and neighbors there kept her coming back. But, all this paled in comparison to her grandchildren. To say she was a doting grandmother would be an understatement; they were the center of her universe.
In her teenage years, a mutual friend introduced Lynn to a young Marine named Robert Van Sciver, Sr. During his enlistment she wrote him a letter every day. Upon his return the two were wed, and she spent many years traveling as a military wife, before the two returned and made their home in Delanco. Together, their lives were blessed by their children: Robert, Jr. (Lois) of Riverside, Scott of Burlington and Aaron (Aundrea) of Marlton and again by their grandchildren: Robert, III, Jessika, Alixandra, Jackson and Ryan. Lynn is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Gambone (John) of FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Antionette Yoka and her sister, Lois Yoka.
Come celebrate Lynn’s 65 tenacious years (Jan. 24, 1948-Sept. 30, 2013) Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 9-9:45 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow Friday 10:30 AM at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church (St. Joseph’s Site), Beverly. – See more at: http://www.sweeneyfamilyroom.com/lynn-van-sciver-nee-yoka/#sthash.xEx54JBA.dpuf