July 13, 1930 - April 16, 2021
Joan Roitzsch, of Eltingville, a native Staten Islander, died peacefully, on Friday, April 16, 2021. Joan graduated from St. Joseph Hill Academy High School, St. Vincent's School of Nursing (Manhattan), class of 1950, she attended the College of Staten Island, transferring to St. Francis College in Brooklyn, to continue her education. She began her nursing career working in the Nursery at St. Vincent's Hospital on Staten Island. Joan resumed her nursing career after starting her family. She worked as the school nurse at St. Joseph Hill High School for four years. Joan continued her nursing career at the United States Public Health Hospital in Clifton, which later became Bailey-Seton Hospital for more than thirty years, before retiring in 1998. She considered nursing a profession and cared deeply about her patients. Her caring nature carried over to her family and friends as well. After retiring and moving from the Fort Wadsworth area to live with her daughter in Eltingville, Joan joined the parish of the Church of the Holy Child. She attended daily Mass there for over fifteen years. Joan was a member of various groups within Holy Child Parish, including the Prayerful Mantle. As a member of this ministry Joan contributed crocheted blankets, hats and scarves for many organizations on and off Staten Island. She was also a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels for a number of years. Joan enjoyed traveling with her family and friends with a special place in her heart for cruising. Joan enjoyed spending time and making lasting memories with family and friends at her summer home at Lake Hopatcong, built for her when she was five years old, by her uncle and father. Joan was predeceased in death by the love of her life, her husband, George in 1985. Joan is survived by her daughter, Mary-Pat Schaefer, son, George Roitzsch and daughter-in-law, Nancy, and her brother John (Jay) Brennan and his wife Liz. Joan has three grandchildren, Meagan Costello and her husband, Dan, George Roitzsch and his wife Becky and Christopher Roitzsch and his wife Aubrey. The special joy in Joan's life were her two great-grandchildren, Billy and Reagan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at Holy Child Church located at 4747 Amboy Road Staten Island, New York 10312. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's memory may be made to the St Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-btn-donate-now, The St Edwards Food Pantry located at 6581 Hylan Blvd Staten Island, NY 10309 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.scaliahome.com Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times and social distancing will be required when in the funeral home. Due to the current pandemic a Strict 50 person room policy is in effect. Please adhere to this policy so as to allow others to pay their respects. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We do not accepts deliveries from outside vendors for bakery products, fruit baskets, and floral arrangements. Floral arrangements can be purchased from our in house floral designers who work under the most stringent sanitary conditions which include, temperature checks, mask wearing, distancing and protective clothing. You can call 718-948-2016 and place your order. We must protect the families we serve, our own families and the staff who operate the funeral home.
Joan Roitzsch, of Eltingville, a native Staten Islander, died peacefully, on Friday, April 16, 2021. Joan graduated from St. Joseph Hill Academy High School, St. Vincent's School of Nursing (Manhattan), class of 1950, she attended the College... View Obituary & Service Information
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