JoAnne Saltzman Autenreith

JoAnne Saltzman Autenreith

BIRTH: 02/05/1929

DEATH: 04/04/2019

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 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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9 entries.
Donnis Headley from Monongahela, PA wrote on April 9, 2019 at 8:05 pm:
I am so sorry to learn of JoAnne's passing! She was so welcoming to me when I first joined the Lowell Innes chapter of the National American Glass Club, and so willing to share her knowledge. She will be greatly missed.
Maureen Cerny from Pittsburgh wrote on April 9, 2019 at 4:55 am:
I met JoAnn at my first glass club event at the PPG Winter garden.We worked in a booth together and I really felt welcomed by her.Over the years I have enjoyed learning from her.I hope a little section will be set aside at the history museum in her and Earl's honor as a legacy
Kathy Roth from Pittsburgh wrote on April 8, 2019 at 9:04 pm:
What a great lady!!!!! JoAnne will be missed at our meetings and they will never be the same without her. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Thanks for sharing her with us. God bless.
Amy Uram from Butler wrote on April 8, 2019 at 5:52 pm:
My parents, Don and Ellen Roberts, were good friends of Earl and Dorothy through the Pittsburgh glass club. I was fortunate to have met Joanne and Earl and spent many Christmas meetings visiting with them. I loved their stories and marveled at their knowledge and experience. My thoughts and prayers are with your family .
Zita from Pittsburgh wrote on April 8, 2019 at 3:39 pm:
I will sincerely miss seeing JoAnne at the Lowell Inness Meetings at the History Center. JoAnne was a friend and of, course, a fountain of information about glass, especially Co-Operative Flint Glass.
HARRY FREED from ENON VALLEY wrote on April 8, 2019 at 4:01 am:
Sad to hear another piece of the Beaver County historical puzzle has passed on. Mr. and Mrs. Autenreith were frequent visitors to my Parents home discussing the glass that was manufactured early in Beaver County and Beaver Falls Art Tile. It was a privilege to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this time.
Gloria lightner from Sewickley ,pa wrote on April 8, 2019 at 2:41 am:
Amy so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕
Laura Dan Erica Megan & Ryan Repas from Avon, Ohio wrote on April 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm:
JoAnne was a truly beautiful woman who will be missed by her family.
Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
God bess her.
Our love to you all.
Peg Harmon from Pittsburgh wrote on April 6, 2019 at 2:31 pm:
Ed and I are saddened by the news of JoAnne's death and will treasure the times we spent with Earl and JoAnne at glass club meetings and at their home. They were full of information about glass and were so willing to share their time and talents.