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Joan Mary Maxwell Latimer

Red Hill, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Apr 2016 (aged 86)
Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Devon, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 161007451 · View Source
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Joan Mary (nee Maxwell) Latimer passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Arbor View in the Manor at?Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA.

Born Oct. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (nee Rehak) Maxwell who preceded her in death as did her only sibling, Joseph Maxwell. Joan was the widow of James O. (Bud) Latimer to whom she had been married for 45 years when he passed away in 1998. She is survived by her?son, Dodd, husband of Mary Ann Latimer of Pickerington, Ohio; daughter, Jo Ann, wife of Jim Hassler of Wrightsville, PA; and son, John, husband of Joann Warner of Lebanon; seven?grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four nieces and numerous cousins.

Joan was born in Red Hill, PA and grew up in Philadelphia where she graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. Upon graduation she completed training to become a laboratory technician at Smith Kline & French in Philadelphia. While there she worked with a research team that developed the groundbreaking antipsychotic drug Thorazine, which is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is also where she met her future husband, Bud. After raising her family while living in Devon, PA, Joan became a successful real estate broker, finishing her career working for Roach Brothers in Valley Forge, PA. After retiring, she and Bud spent many enjoyable years living in Ocean Pines, MD. Joan was a?devout Catholic her entire life and attended St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church while living in Lancaster. Joan loved the beach and enjoyed traveling, visiting art exhibits, reading, and playing bridge and mahjong with the many good friends she made in life.

A Mass will be held Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster. A private burial will be held by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,

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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161007451
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Mary Maxwell Latimer (26 Oct 1929–10 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161007451, citing Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Devon, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .