EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joanne Sitler Hole, age 87 years, of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey (formerly of East Palestine, Ohio), died May 26, 2020 in Northfield, New Jersey.
She was born May 8, 1933, East Palestine Ohio, daughter of the late J. Clayton and Mary E. (Chatley) Sitler.
She married Thornton J. F. Hole, August 21, 1955 in Columbiana Ohio, who survives. She is also survived by sons, John F. (Amanda) of Columbus, Ohio and Kevin M., East Port of Long Island, New York; daughters, Rebecca A. (Alfred) Hamel of Barre, Massachusetts, Karen S. (Steven) McGinty of Suwanee, Georgia and Pamela L. (Mark) Gallagher of Ventnor, New Jersey; grandchildren, Samuel E. Hole, James T., Jackson T. (Lirianna) and Jarrett T. (Allyson) Powers, Allyson R. (Daniel) Fields and Patrick M. McGinty and Brian M. Gallagher and Erin M. Gallagher; great-granddaughters, Moira Powers, Brynn Powers and Brooklynn Fields; her sister, Jacquelyn (James) Rupert of Carl Junction, Missouri and three nephews.
She is predeceased by son, Jeffery Scott Hole and brother, Jerry Dean Sitler.
She attended Fairfield Township and Columbiana, Ohio schools and was a 1955 graduate of The Ohio State University. While in high school and college she was employed by Isaly’s Dairy stores, McKelvy Department Store and Farm Bureau Insurance (now Nationwide) Company.
After graduation, she was an assistant buyer employed by the McKelvy Department Store and the Bell Telephone Company, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
She attended Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio and Rowan State University, Glassboro, New Jersey to become a certified high school business and home economics teacher.
She was a business teacher, Belpre Ohio High School; a substitute teacher, Marietta Ohio High School and home economics teacher, Oakcrest High School, Mays Landing, New Jersey.
She loved watching Buckeye football and basketball.
She was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, an active member of the New Jersey and American Home Economics Association and was a certified home economist.
She was very creative and enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlepoint and anything else crafty that you could name. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and traveling the world with her beloved husband
She was a member of the Egg Harbor City Moravian Church, she served as an assistant Financial Secretary.
She was an assistant Girl Scout leader, Marietta, Ohio and Camp Fire Girl leader, Egg Harbor City.
The family would like to thank Meadowview Nursing Home for the loving care they provided Joanne in her last years of life.
A private/zoom viewing will be held 3:30 p.m. followed by a service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020 by Wimberg Funeral Home Egg Harbor, City New Jersey.
There will be a private burial, at Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Moravian Church, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, Meadowview Nursing Home Northfield, New Jersey, or to a charity of your choice.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the local arrangements for their loved one.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.
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A television tribute will air Friday, May 29, at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.