Joan Rose Smith

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Joan Rose Smith, 74, of Lopatcong Twp. NJ, passed away peacefully at her home on July 1, 2024.

She was born on January 7, 1950 in Easton, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Eardie Reese Rose. She grew up on Chamber Street in Phillipsburg, and attended Phillipsburg High School.

A two time cancer survivor, Joan worked at the Hunterdon Developmental Center for 10 years prior to her retirement, and worked at the Peke Inn as a waitress for many years. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Dieter Tippy. She loved her family and will surely be missed by all. 

Joan is survived by her loving siblings, Florence Opdahl of S.C., Linda Rose of Hellertown, Pa., and Eardie DiSante of Little River, S.C., along with her nieces and nephews, Kristin Johnson, Tammy Baumeister, Robert Werkheiser, John, Eric and Adam Eureyecko, and 6 great nieces and nephews.

Honoring Joan’s wishes, there will be no services.

The Finegan Funeral Homes of Phillipsburg and Alpha, NJ, has been entrusted with her arrangements.