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Joanne M. Gulden

December 12, 1947 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Joanne Gulden Obituary

Joanne M. Gulden, 75, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Brookside facility at Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, PA.

Born December 12, 1947, in Hanover, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Beatrice (Moul) Rohrbaugh.  Joanne was the loving wife of Barry R. Gulden with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. 

Joanne graduated from Hanover High School in 1965 where she played field hockey and was a marching band majorette. She worked for 26 years in the Hanover Public School District cafeteria department until she retired in 2013.  Joanne carried a love and pride for her community and remained a life-long Nighthawk fan.

Joanne was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA.  She was a Sunday School teacher for several years and was actively involved in Scouting with Cub Pack/Boy Scout Troop 105 for over 26 years.

Over the years, Joanne enjoyed ceramics, camping, traveling, and geocaching, which she did in 45 states.  She served alongside her husband as a Navy wife for two years and was proud of her two sons and two daughters-in-law for their service in the Air Force and Space Force.  From the Carolinas to California and New Mexico to Alaska, she traveled the country visiting their duty stations.

In addition to her loving husband, Barry, Joanne is survived by her children, Kevin J. Gulden and wife Cynthia of Hanover, PA, Ryan J. Gulden and wife Erin of El Segundo, CA; seven grandchildren, Ryan Burkes (Nina), Cody Burkes (Ashley), Randy Burkes (Megan), Zachary Gulden (Bethanie), Shelby Gulden (Dylan), Moira Gulden and Ainsley Gulden; along with eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, Delaney, Henley, Ben, Jack, Owen and Malley Burkes; and two brothers, Richard Rohrbaugh of York, PA and Robert Rohrbaugh of Hanover, PA.

Following cremation, a private family burial will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, PA.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on November 18, 2023 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA, with Rev. Faye Snyder officiating.  Fellowship and light lunch to follow at the church.    

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wellbrook Campaign - Cross Keys Village, C/O the Brethren Home, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350, or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Memorial Service
November 18, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
30 W. Chestnut Street
Hanover, PA 17331


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