Joanne M. Kohn
1956 - 2021
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Joanne M. Kohn, 64, of Harrisburg, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at UPMC West Shore Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born September 14, 1956 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Nanette (Nimitz) Kohn. Surviving is her daughter, Alexandra Kohn; brother, Jack Kohn; nephew, Nick Kohn (Elizabeth); niece, Tara Trapnell (Mike); 2 grand-nieces, Briana and Adalynn and a grand-nephew, Ayden. Joanne retired from the Dauphin County Court House as a stenographer, with 20 years of service. Joanne loved to run, she participated in over 50 races, including 2 marathons. She loved spending time and traveling with her daughter. Together they traveled to 17 countries. Services will begin with a visitation at 10am followed by a time of sharing at 11am on Friday, April 9, 2021 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Serengeti Foundation and/or to St Jude. www.pennlive.com/obits


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Published in Patriot-News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 10, 2021
Joanne was alway so sweet and kind. Her smile was contagious! We were classmates at Bishop McDevitt, and I would occasionally run into her downtown. She would yell hi Joanne and I would yell back the same as I too am Joanne. No matter how old we got, we would giggle about that! I just wanted to say I am very sorry to hear this sad news! Job well done good and faithful servant! Rest In Peace Dear Joanne.

Joanne (Buller) Burr
Joanne (Buller) Burr
Classmate
April 8, 2021
Her friendship was the best thing that ever happened to me! We met in 5th grade when we were 10 years old. Over the next 54 years our friendship continued to grow. We felt each others pain, joy, happiness and heartbreaks. She took me on some of the best adventures of my life. Joanne was my soul sister. She loved life and loved people. Kohn, Flynn and Ryan were the Lee sisters and proud of it!!! Rest easy my sweet sister till we meet again. I wish I could have seen the Angels faces when they heard your sweet voice... See ya in heaven love, Ryan
Debby Ryan Gamby
Friend
April 8, 2021
Joanne was my cousin and someone I looked up to from a young age. Through her example I learned so much about kindness.I will never forget how absolutely wonderful she was to our grandmother..."Nan" to her and "Gram" to me. Joanne was a beautiful soul who will be missed be all who knew her.
Karen Catoggio
Family
April 7, 2021
Alexandra,
A while back, I taught your Mom in 7th grade at St. Margaret Mary School. She was a wonderful student, but more importantly, I met the family, Kohn. Your grandfather Jack, grandmother Nan & Uncle, Jack. Joanne was a beautiful person, who gave her all in anything she did. I only saw her on occasion, but when we did, we talked forever. Eternal Memory. God Grant Her, Peace.
Paul Wambach
Teacher
April 7, 2021
I went to High School with Joanne. She was a sweet young lady. So sorry for her families loss.
Polly Schmidt Parsons
April 6, 2021
Alexandra,
Your mom & I grew up very near each other in Colonial Park. We were actually a “couple” if you can be that in the 5th grade! I enjoyed seeing her prom picture - that is the way I remember her. Very sorry for your loss.
Kevin Urbansky
Classmate
April 6, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Joanne's family. It has been forty plus years since I last saw Joanne. I like to share a picture of our prom night 5/26/73. We had a very nice time together.

Ray Roberts
Raymond Roberts
Friend
April 6, 2021
She was an awesome person and was always quick to give praise She will truly be missed by her running community
Joy klinger
Friend
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