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Joy L. Ginithan

February 18, 1937 — September 5, 2020

Joy L. Ginithan

Ginithan, Joy L. (Atherton), 83, Mount Union, passed away September 5, 2020 at home. Born February 18, 1937, Wayne Twp., daughter of the late Harry and Evelyn (Reeder) Atherton. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Harry Ginithan, Sr., whom she married on November 14, 1954; grandson, Andrew Ginithan; siblings, Dennis Atherton, and Judy Myers; son-in-law, Max Brechbiel. Survived by children, Robert Harry Ginithan, Jr., Marla Brechbiel, Brian Ginithan, and Darla Mease; 9 grandchildren, Megan Ginithan, Sean Ginithan, Matthew Ginithan, Miranda Brechbiel, Emilee Kauffman, Kristen Gibbons, Drew Mease Jr., Cameron Mease and Chelsea Mease; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, John Atherton and wife, Loretta; William Atherton and wife Anna; Cindy Snyder and husband, Larry; Lana Rhodes; Sandra Gearhart; Janet Walker and husband, Paul; Diana Caldwell and many nieces, nephews and special friends. Joy was a lifetime member of the Cedar Crest Independent Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and doing her word search puzzles. Joy was most happy when spending time with her family and friends. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, September 11, 2020 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, Pastor Greg Harven, officiant. Interment to follow at Ryde Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

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