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JoAnn L. Shipkowski


JoAnn L. Shipkowski, 68, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by love ones.

She was born on December 10, 1950 in Harrisburg and was the loving daughter of the late Anthony and Veronica (Maleshefski) Shipkowski.

JoAnn was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.

She was a 1968 graduate of Middletown High School and a 1972 graduate of Millersville University. She was on the Millersville University synchronized swimming team.

JoAnn was a teacher for the Middletown school district where she retired from after 33 years.

She was active in the church where she was involved with decorating for holidays and sang in the choir. She was in charge of the Middletown food pantry, was a past president, vice president and board of directors for MAHS Alumni Association. She did the Middletown Home holiday tour and was a homework helper at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. JoAnn was a former track and swimming coach for Middletown.

In addition to her parents JoAnn was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Shipkowski and his wife Kim and niece Kaitlyn Shipkowski.

JoAnn is survived by a brother, Mark Shipkowski (Kathy) of Middletown; sister, Diane Hubbell (Clifford) of South Carolina; nieces and nephew, Tony Hain Shipkowski (Alicia), Dr. BrieAnn Buletza (Corey), Allison Shipkowski, and Jessica Shipkowski; best friend, Molly Jo Ferster; and numerous loving God children, relatives and friends.

A tribute to JoAnn’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057, with Fr. Ted Keating officiating. There will be a visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in JoAnn’s name to the Middletown Food Bank or to her church.

The family has entrusted the Matincheck Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St. Middletown, Pa. with the funeral arrangements.

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