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Joan Rebecca Kotarba
  • December 13, 1946
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  • December 28, 2016

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Joan R. Kotarba 70 of Edgewater FL, formerly of Madisonville PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 28, 2016.  Born in Bronx NY on December 13, 1946. She was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Amenn) Fisher. Joan was a graduate of Walton High School class of 1964, Bronx NY.  She was employed for many years as a cook at St. Mary’s Villa and AT&T as a communication operator until her retirement. Joan enjoyed crocheting, gardening sewing and making award winning quilts. She also enjoyed Fantasy Football, playing cards and boardgames.   Joan loved her family deeply and enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners and all family birthday parties. She was preceded in death by her sisters Lorraine Manza and Doris Ciervo. Surviving is her loving husband of 50 years, Robert W. Kotarba Sr., daughters Laura M. Kotarba of Hamilton NJ, Kimberly Steckler and husband Lance of Liberty Township OH, son Robert Kotarba Jr. and wife Stephanie of Jefferson Township PA, also five beloved grandchildren.  .  Services for Joan will be held on Monday, January 2 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 998 Father Donlon Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.  A visitation for Joan will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 5 pm at Baldwin Brothers Cremation and Funeral Society, 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 3216


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
New Smyrna Beach

Date & Time:
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 PM

St Cathrines Church Cemetery
St Cathrines Church Cemetery, Moscow, 44

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  1. Joanie DiClementi says:
    06 Jan 2017
    I'm sorry to hear of Joan's passing. My late mother Kathleen Gamber Amenn was a first cousin. I remember as a child my mom talking about her childhood years with Joanie, Lorraine and Doris. Sending prayers to the family.

  2. Ollie Kryszczuk says:
    01 Jan 2017
    So sad to hear about Joan. We will miss Joan at Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild. She was always very friendly. Your fellow quilter Ollie Kryszczuk

  3. Ruthee Hill says:
    31 Dec 2016
    We will miss Joan at Quilt Guild. Sending sympathy to everyone.

  4. Sherry Steinway says:
    30 Dec 2016
    So sorry for your loss. She made beautiful quilts and will be missed.

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