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Joan Rothermel, 77 – Loved Cats and Gardening

Joan Rothermel, 77, of Pitman, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Pitman where she resided since 2004.

Joan was born in Klingerstown, on December 19, 1942, a daughter of the late Bernice N (Snyder) and Elwood L. “Beck” Rothermel.

She was educated in Klingerstown Area Schools and helped on her family farm. She loved animals especially cats and kittens and gardening.

She was a lifelong member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready.

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Joan is survived by four sisters, Carolyn, wife of Earl Zartman, of Millersburg; Mary, wife of Donald Frost, of North Carolina; Ruth, wife of Ronald Williard, of Lykens; Rachael, wife of the late Robert Bryson, of Halifax; a brother,David, husband of Donna Rothermel, of Klingerstown; a sister-in-law Louise Rothermel, of Klingerstown and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother E. Lester Rothermel.

A Memorial Service will be held when health guidelines allow.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home. To sign the online guest book please visit


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