Jean E. Huntzinger, 80, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, August 29th, at home.
Born in Schuylkill Haven on October 28, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Calvin J. & Ethel (Bittler) Long.
She was the widow of Eugene "Tobey" Huntzinger, who passed away on May 4, 2015.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Richard C. Long.
Mrs. Huntzinger was a 1955 graduate of Auburn High School and received a BA in Education from West Chester University. She also received a masters equivalency certificate after taking courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Wilkes College, Millersville University, and Penn State University.
She taught first grade for 38 1/2 years; beginning at Hatfield Joint Consolidated Schools -now known as North Penn School District- then Schuylkill Haven Area School District until retiring in 2000.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven.
Mrs. Huntzinger was a former member of PSEA, NEA, and Schuylkill Haven Area Teachers Association. She was a member of Schuylkill Haven Area Historical Society and Senior Citizens Association. She enjoyed volunteer work for the American Red Cross Blood Bank, The Schuylkill Haven Council of Churches Food Pantry and First United Methodist Church food pantry known as "The Vineyard". She also volunteered her time for Diakon Home Care taking residents to doctor appointments.
Mrs. Huntzinger is survived by a daughter, Tanya S. Ehrenfried and her husband Jonathan, of Nescopek; a son, Mitchell S. Huntzinger, of North Carolina; two grandchildren Ryan and Kaitlyn McNamara, a brother, Bruce D. Long and his wife Constance, a sister-in-law, Sandra Long, an aunt Sara Long Mower, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, on Saturday, Sept. 1st.
At the family's request, donations in Mrs. Huntzinger's memory may be forwarded to First United Methodist Church with "The Vineyard Food Pantry" on the memo line of the check and mailed to 420 Saylor St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, or to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.