Joan Potter Blatz, age 67, died on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at her home in Scotch Plains. Mrs. Blatz was born in North Brunswick and lived in Scotch Plains for the past 20 years, having formerly lived in Plainfield.
She was a 1958 graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelors degree in English. Mrs. Blatz was the first female president of the Plainfield Book Club and was a writer and editor of Preview Magazine, published in Central Jersey.
Mrs. Blatz was very civically active in Plainfield in the 1960s and 1970s and was a member of the Snowberry Twig of the Muhlenberg Hospital Auxiliary. She loved tennis and golf and was a member of Plainfield Country Club in Edison and Loxahatchee Golf Club in Florida.
Surviving are her husband, Frank H. Blatz, Jr.; two sons, Gregory F. Blatz and Eric S. Blatz of Scotch Plains; a brother, John E. Potter of Barrington, Ill; and four grandchildren, Caroline F., James M., Margaret P., and William B. Blatz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mount St. Marys in Watchung. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Muhlenberg Foundation, Park Avenue and Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07060, or to the Wardlaw Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Ave., Edison, NJ.