Joan A. Zinszer, 79

May 15, 1943 - November 03, 2022

Joan A. Zinszer, 79, passed away at her East Hempfield Township home on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Thelma P. (Velde) Quinn.

Joan shared 58 years of marriage with her husband Herbert A. Zinszer. She first worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and then with Herb she co-owned Herb’s Sandwich Shop in Lititz.

She was a parishioner of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband Herb, Joan is survived by their daughter, Karen, wife of Steve Schauffert of East Petersburg, son Jason Zinszer, husband of Keesha of Point of Rock, MD; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and her brother Lyndon Quinn of Florida and sister Gene Blefko of Lancaster.

A viewing will take place from 10 to 11 AM, followed by the funeral at 11 AM with The Reverend Peter I. Hahn officiating, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 127 S. Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 S. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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November 10, 2022

Jim and I always enjoyed coming to your store for a great steak sandwich.  It was even more fun when Joan was there helping.  We got to know her as well and we enjoyed having you both as friends.  Take care of yourself, Herb.  I know the days can get long and lonely, especially over winter.  I wish you the best and find new things to do.  Don’t know when I’ll see you again, but thanks for being a great friend to Jim and I.

November 09, 2022

So sorry for your loss, many great memories, she will surely be missed.  Vivian Wharton and family 

November 07, 2022

Herb – Our condolences to you and your family for the lose of Joan!  I was glad I had the chance to talk to you on Thursday before her passing.  As neighbors we’ll always remember Joan tellling us her delight to see our Christmas tree shinning in our back patio window each Christmas.  We’ll certainly think of her again this Christmas.  May God walk with you during this time of lose and grief!
Your neighbors,
Dick & Linda Feather

November 07, 2022

My deepest sympathies and prayers for Herb and family. Joan always had a story that could make you smile.  

November 07, 2022

Dear Herb, 
We’re so sorry for your loss.  Jonathan and I have many fond memories of you both at your sandwich shop.  
Jan & Jonathan

November 06, 2022

Dearest Herb, It was a heartache I can not descibe when I read todays newspaper about the passing of sweet Joan!!!!I am so sorry and know just how saddened you are but always know you were what kept her spirits up and loved and cared for her like no other!!!!!  No one can take away your fond memories Herb and in time the sadness will be filled with happiness just knowing the wonderful life you shared together.  I am here for you ,having gone through the same.   Pat Barr

November 06, 2022

Herb and Joan were the best!  Herb so sorry, she was a fun, fun lady!🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️😩. Shirley and Bill Flickinger

November 06, 2022

Dear Herb,
    I know you will hear this often, but “time” will truly be the way to finding peace and happiness again.  Joan will always be in your heart and on your mind.  I learned when I lost my husband, that each day seemed like a struggle.  And then one day, I realized I wasn’t consumed with sadness.  And then, there were more good days than bad.  And now, I can think of my husband and even laugh about things he used to do that drove me crazy.                                                      It’s a tough road, and nobody can walk it for you.  So, allow your family and friends to help you when you need it.
                               With caring thoughts,

November 06, 2022

I was so sad to read of Joan’s passing.  Joan and I worked for many years at Boscov’s and I always appreciated her warm and friendly smile.  Cherish all the wonderful memories.

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