Joanne Hole 1933-2020
NORTHFIELD, N.J. — Joanne Sitler Hole, 87, of Egg Harbor City, N.J., died May 26, 2020, in Northfield.
She was born May 8, 1933, in East Palestine, the daughter of the late J. Clayton and Mary E. Chatley Sitler.
She attended Fairfield Township and Columbiana 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, McKelvey Department Store and Farm Bureau Insurance (now Nationwide). After graduation, she was an assistant buyer employed by the McKelvey Department Store and the Bell Telephone Co., West Chester, Pa.
She attended Marietta College, Marietta, and Rowan State University, Glassboro, N.J., to become a certified high school business and home economics teacher. She was a business teacher at Belpre High School, a substitute teacher at Marietta High School and a home economics teacher at Oakcrest High School, Mays Landing, N.J.
She loved watching Buckeye football and basketball.
Joanne was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, an active member of the New Jersey and American Home Economics associations 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, where she served as an assistant financial secretary. She was an assistant Girl Scout leader, Marietta, and Camp Fire Girl leader, Egg Harbor City.
Joanne married Thornton J. F. Hole on Aug. 21, 1955, in Columbiana. He survives.
She also is survived by sons, John F. (Amanda) of Columbus and Kevin M. of East Port, Long Island, N.Y.; daughters, Rebecca A. (Alfred) Hamel of Barre, Mass., Karen S. (Steven) McGinty of Suwanee, Ga., and Pamela L, (Mark) Gallagher of Ventnor, N.J.; 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. Mo.; and three nephews.
She is predeceased by son, Jeffery Scott Hole, and brother, Jerry Dean Sitler.
The family would like to thank Meadowview Nursing Home for the loving care provided Joanne in her last years of life.
A private / Zoom viewing will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020, followed by a 4 p.m. service by Wimberg Funeral Home, Egg Harbor City, N.J. There will be a private burial in Firestone Cemetery, Columbiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moravian Church, Egg Harbor City, N.J., Meadowview Nursing Home, Northfield, N.J., or to a charity of your choice.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana 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.