Johanna Garfield, age 90, of New York, New York passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Beloved wife of Leslie. Dear mother of Clare, Jed (Karen), and Cory. Adoring grandmother of Clay and Charlie, the grandchildren she always longed for.

Jo loved theater, art, and classical music. She was a writer who published two books and many articles on the arts and other topics. She taught English at the Dwight Englewood School for many years. She had extensive knowledge of Shakespeare and had a quote for every situation.

She was involved with many NYC cultural institutions including the National Arts Club, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Playwrights Horizons, The New York Youth Symphony, The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, The British Museum, and the International Print Center, New York. She was also involved with Health Advocates for Older People.

Jo was completely unpretentious and was kind to all.

Services were held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at the corner of 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC.