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Joan Cantwell Stolz
Joan Cantwell Stolz, 80 of Bethlehem died on January 5, 2013 at St. Lukes-Fountain Hill surrounded by her family. The wife of the late George Stolz, Jr. who died in 1971, she was a church organist, union organizer and political activist. Joan was born in NYC, daughter of the late Robert Emmett and Betsy (Chambers) Cantwell. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir, performed as a substitute organist and served as a member of Lunch Bunch. Joan graduated from Radcliffe College, in Cambridge, MA, received her teaching certificate from Moravian College and also studied music at Columbia University and Muhlenberg College. She was a musician who provided music therapy to residents at numerous Lehigh Valley nursing homes. Survivors: Daughter Mary Elizabeth Beth Passaro, wife of Chris Lewis of NYC; sons Martin T. Stolz, husband of Tasha of Salt Lake City, Robert C. Stolz, husband of Camille of US Virgin Islands and George C. Stolz, companion of Elizabeth of NYC; sisters Mary Nelson of Bethesda, MD, and Betsy Ann Pusey, of Kennett Square, PA; and ten grandchildren. Service: Memorial Service on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Salem Lutheran Church 537 High St., Bethlehem, call at 1 p.m. in the Church. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and Herron Crematory in Bethlehem. Contributions: Salem Lutheran Church or Moravian Academy.
Published in Morning Call from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2013
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