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Joanne E. Kortenhaus

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Joanne E. Kortenhaus Obituary

AGE: 82 • Neptune, NJ & Palm Beach Shores, FL

JOANNE E KORTENHAUS - 82 years old, of Neptune, NJ and Palm Beach Shores, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

She is our bright shining star who touched many lives, she will be missed more than words can express.

Born May 3rd, 1935 in West Orange, NJ, where she lived until she married in 1958. Joanne was a graduate of Mt. St. Dominics Academy. After graduation She was employed as a secretary for the Musicians' union in Newark, NJ

While residing in Neptune, Joanne was a communicant of Holy innocents Church, Neptune.

Over the years she served as a Eucharistic minister and lecture. The Kortenhaus family was one of the founding families of Holy Innocents Church.

While residing in Palm Beach Shores, FL, Joanne was a communicant of St. Francis is Assisi Church, Riviera Beach, FL. Joanne enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic minister and lecture.

Joanne was a member of the PBS Seasiders, the PBS Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary.

Joanne was one of the original members of the Palm Beach Shores St. Patrick's Day Parade committee.

She was honored as Grand Marshal in 2008.

Joanne was predeceased by her husband William J. Kortenhaus (2002), Her parents Thomas Sr. & Estelle Smith, Her in-laws William A. & Anna Kortenhaus and her grandson William J. Kortenhaus III (Little Billy).

She is survived by her daughter Joanne P. (JoJo) Kortenhaus, Her son and daughter-in-law William J. Jr. & Jeanmarie Kortenhaus, Her daughter and son-in-law Janet & Richard Salmon, (FL) grandsons Timothy & Brenden Kortenhaus, brother Thomas Smith Jr.and sister Patricia Petty-Harvey.

The visitation will be held at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune on Friday, October 13th from 4pm to 8pm.

The funeral mass will be held at Holy Innocents Church, Neptune on Saturday, October 14th at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Mary's Place by the sea, PO box 86 Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

A memorial service will be held in Palm Beach Shores, FL at a later date to be announced.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen unheard but always near; still loved, still missed, and very dear.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 11, 2017
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