Joan (Sotzin) Kurtz

December 13, 1938 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 83)


Joan Kurtz, 83, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Saturday, July 23rd, at her residence. 


Born in Lebanon, PA on December 13, 1938, a daughter of the late Ruth Irene (Kercher) and Charles E. Sotzin.


She was the widow of Sydney Kurtz, who passed away in June 19, 2018.


She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. 


Joan was a graduate of Lebanon High School, class of 1956. She was formerly employed as a Schuylkill Haven High School cafeteria worker.


She is survived by daughters Stephanie Ragusky, Chantilly, VA, Susan Iaquinta wife of Stephen, Havertown and Rachel Kalyan wife of Edward, Myerstown; granddaughters Kendal and Paige Ragusky; grandsons Stephen and Nicholas Iaquinta and Nathan and Joshua Kalyan; and a sister Marie Louise Miller, Lebanon; numerous nieces and nephews. 


In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her daughter Cynthia Marie Kurtz, who passed away February 27, 2022 and brothers Charles, James and John Sotzin.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:30 am with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.


A visitation for family and friends will be held prior from 9:15 am - 10:15 am at the Church.


At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Lebanon Rescue Mission, PO Box 5, Lebanon, PA 17042.


Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. 


Geschwindt Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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August 2, 2022

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church (Schuylkill Haven)

Mass of Christian Burial
August 2, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church
201 Randel St
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

August 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA

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