Josephine Aline (Brown) Strittmatter 88 of Indiana PA passed away on March 7, 2023 at St Andrews Village.
Josephine was the daughter of the late William and Lydia Brown, where she was born on April 27, 1934 in Smyrna Delaware. Josephine worked at Bell Telephone until she met her husband Neil Strittmatter, who was stationed at the Dover Air Force Base. They were married on September 13th 1954, and moved to Neil's hometown of Indiana PA in 1955.
Whether you knew her as Mrs. Strittmatter, Josephine, Phinie, Josie, Jo, Mom, Grammy, or as so many referred to her, Aunt Jo, she always had a chocolate chip cookie, apple dumpling, gob or a place for you at her table. Josephine loved baking and cooking for her family, bird watching, chickens, gardening, reading and listening to music.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of St Andrews Village, for their years of care and friendship.
Josephine is survived by her sister Marylettie Ratzloff of Smyrna Delaware and brother in law Father John Strittmatter of South Africa; and her loving children;
Bill and Sue Strittmatter of Indiana.
Mary Jo and Harry Hall of VA Beach, VA.
Diane and Joe Carl of Irwin.
Dan Strittmatter and Leslie Campbell of Gloucester, VA.
Connie and Neil Rawles of Newport News, VA.
Sam and Wendi Strittmatter of Home.
Bob and Sandy Strittmatter of Gloucester, VA.
Rose Strittmatter and Jeff Hitchings of Creekside.
Cyndy Strittmatter and Carol Ide of Pittsburgh.
Her grandchildren; Eric and Anna Strittmatter, Amy and Matt Gaston, Callie and Nick Stinebiser, Rachael and Jacob Benner, Catherine Hall, Ian Paul and Marisa Parcelli, Tabitha and Thomas Poling, Tiffany and James Miller, Caitlin and Jared Stewart, John Weston III and Madison Conner, Jacob Cogley and Skip Snyder, Jenna Strittmatter, Nate Strittmatter and Daniel Waltermire.
Her Great grandchildren; Cameron, Madilynn and Alaina Gaston, Remi and Watson Poling, Finley Weston and Silas Hall Benner.
Josephine is also survived by many dear friends, nieces and nephews that she so loved.
And many many fur babies that also loved her and her cooking.
In addition to her parents Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Neil Robert Strittmatter, sister Emily Tomlinson of Dover, DE, brother William Brown of Viola, DE.
The family will welcome friends on Friday March 10th between 6-8pm at John A Lefdahl Funeral Home in Indiana PA.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday March 11th at 10:00am at St Thomas More Parish, Indiana PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or charity of your choice.
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