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Joan E. Ott

Obituary for Joan E. Ott

February 6, 1943 - December 19, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 78


Joan E. Ott, 78, of Philadelphia, passed away December 19, 2021. She was born February 6, 1943 in Philadelphia to the late Herbert Ott and Eleanor Sayres, which also gave her the distinction of being the first-born granddaughter of the family. Joan was the mother of Francis Ott and his wife Stephanie; Grammy of Francis, Anthony, and Joseph; sister of William Mueller and his wife Renata Silva Mueller, Patricia Donahue and her husband James, and the late Eileen Curley; she is also survived by a loving extended family.

Joan was raised and educated in Philadelphia, graduating from John W. Hallahan High School for Girls and obtaining a Master's Degree from Temple University. During her working years, she was employed with the School District of Philadelphia and loved children. Joan began as a substitute teacher and teacher's aide and worked extensively with special needs children throughout her career, retiring as a Vice Principal from Sulzberger Junior High School after more than 30 years of service to Philadelphia's children and their families.

In her spare time, Joan enjoyed trips to Lancaster County. She loved her cats and spending time with the family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joan's Life Celebration on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154, and again on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at St. Martha's Church, 11301 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

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