JoAnne Saltzman Autenreith, 90, of Patterson Heights, died Friday April 4, 2019 in her residence, surrounded by her children.
Born in Minneapolis, MN, February 5th, 1929 was the daughter of the late Evan D. and Gladys (Griggs) Saltzman. They lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. She attended Rockford University and graduated from Carleton College then later went on to be a professor at Geneva College.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, E. Earl Autenreith, Esq.
She is survived by two sons, Evan Autenreith of Patterson Heights and Timothy (Amy) Autenreith of Dayton, TN; two daughters, Melinda (Joseph) Toth of Chesterfield, VA and Amy (John) Vallecorsa of Phoenixville, PA; five grandchildren, Christopher (Jenna) Toth, Nathan Toth, Daniel Autenreith, Gabriella and Giuliana Vallecorsa; and two great-grandchildren, Lilliana Toth and Alexander Toth.
She was a 67 year member of the First Presbyterian Church, New Brighton. JoAnne was a founding member and emeritus President Lowell Innes Chapter of the Early American Pattern Glass Society. She and her husband co-authored the book “Co-Operative Flint Glass of Beaver Falls”. JoAnne was member of both the Outlook Club and Century Club.
Friends will be received Monday from 2- 4pm and 6- 8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home Chippewa 117 Blackhawk Road www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. JoAnne will lie in state Tuesday from 10 am until time of service at 11 am in the First Presbyterian Church 1199 Third Ave New Brighton, Pa 15066, Rev. Robert Goossen will officiate.
Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery.
Family request contributions to be made to either Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, Pa 15222 or Houston Museum of Decorative Arts 201 High Street Chattanooga, TN 37403.
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Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
God bess her.
Our love to you all.