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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Joanna D. Butrymowicz

Joanna D. Butrymowicz, of Knowlton Township, 70, passed away in Dover on April 23, 2024, after a courageous battle with MS.

Born to the late Gerrit and Roelie Gierveld, on November 6, 1953 in Neptune, Joanna grew up in Flanders before residing in Knowlton 39 years ago. She was graduate of West Morris High School class of 1971, and received her bachelor of arts degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She was a self-employed tax preparer, but had previously worked at H&R Block preparing taxes. She also had various jobs working as a purchaser for Aeromatic Inc., a clerk at the A&P in Blairstown and being a substitute teacher for Blairstown and Knowlton school districts. But her most favorite job of all was being a mother to her children Julie and Joe.

In her spare time, Joanna enjoyed reading books, solving puzzles and playing online games. She also loved camping with her family in Cape Cod, Maine, Lancaster and Myrtle Beach. She had been a NASCAR enthusiast, with Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex, Jr. as her favorite drivers. She was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian Church in Flanders.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph Butrymowicz; her daughter Julie A. Butrymowicz and her son Joseph G. Butrymowicz (Samantha); brother John H. Gierveld (Donna); sister Diana L. Stierli (Dave); brothers-in -aw Jim (Donna) and John (Barbara) Butrymowicz; sisters-in-law Donna Brown and Phyllis Bruder; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown. Relatives and friends may assemble for viewing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024 with a service starting at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joanna’s memory be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017.