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Joan Ellen Hartig

Obituary for Joan Ellen Hartig

August 21, 1930 - February 14, 2017
Pennsylvania | Age 86


Joan Ellen Hartig, daughter of the late Catherine Lonergan and Thomas Birmingham of County Kilkenny, Ireland, was born the last of eleven siblings on August 21, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended private and public schools in New York, graduating with a nursing degree from Long Island College in September of 1951. Joan moved to Yardley, PA from New York in April of 1995.

She was united in holy matrimony to Dr. William John Hartig in June of 1954. This union was blessed with four children. William preceded her in death on January 10, 1985.

Joan was an active member in her community and church as well as an avid fan of live theater and as a result of her generous spirit and vibrant personality, she was loved by many even those whose lives she only briefly touched. Joan was a constant reader always working on a new book and looking forward to the next best seller. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She quietly departed this life Monday, February 14, 2017 at The Birches in Newtown, PA.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Marine Colonel (ret.) William Hartig of Tiverton, RI; Robert Hartig of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; Gerard Hartig of Newtown, PA; and Eileen Quintana of Gaithersburg, MD and her eight grandchildren.

A viewing is scheduled for Joan on February 17, 2017, 7-9 pm at Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home 323 Washington Ave., Newtown, PA 18940. A graveside ceremony is planned for 11:30 am on February 18, 2017 at St. John Cemetery 88-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, New York.

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Newtown, PA 18940
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