Joan Witman, 82, child care provider, enjoyed camping and reading, passionate Steelers fan

By on May 17, 2017

Joan Witman, 82, of Manheim, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late, Thomas N. and Margaret Ecenrode Connelly. A homemaker, she was the loving wife of the late E. Richard “Dick” Witman, who died in February of 2015.

Joan provided child care in her home for many Manheim families throughout the years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and visiting Rehoboth Beach and Indian River. Joan was an avid reader and was a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Surviving is a son: Michael S. Witman of Manheim; a daughter: Susan M., wife of Ray A. Ditzler, of Easton; three grandchildren: Amanda Linder, Mindy S. Ditzler, Tyler Witman; four great-grandchildren; and a brother: Warren R., husband of Susan Connelly, of Manheim.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Ruhl’s United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Joan’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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