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Joan R. ZORTMAN

October 27, 1929November 2, 2020

Joan Raubenhold Zortman, 91, of York, PA, passed away November 2, 2020 at Country Meadows of Leader Heights. Born October 27, 1929, in York, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Irvin A. Raubenhold and Helen Horn Raubenhold.

Mrs. Zortman was a 1946 graduate of William Penn High School, York and a 1951 graduate of Hood College in Frederick, MD. She began her teaching career at Ridge Street Elementary in York and served later as a substitute teacher with York Suburban and West York School Districts.

A passionate musician, Joan played violin and viola with the York Symphony Orchestra for 60 years. She taught many students as a private violin and viola teacher. She was a member of three different string quartets, the Bob Clay Orchestra, and a board member of the York Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Over the years, Joan was a member of the Young Women’s Club, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the Hood Alumnae Club of York County.

She was a lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ in York (until it’s closure), where her father served as pastor for 38 years. She is most recently a member of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, York.

She and her husband Harry E. Zortman, Jr. were married for 58 years until his passing in 2011. She leaves a son - Lee (& David) of West Pittston, PA, a daughter - Diane (& Jim) of Loveland, CO, a son - Mark (& Nancy-Ann) of York, PA, and a daughter - Carol of Wayne, PA, along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions in her memory can be made to the York Symphony Orchestra, 50 N George St, York, PA 17401 www.yorksymphony.org.

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