ELLSWORTH – Joann Adrienne Levin (nee Wittkopf) died peacefully on Feb. 6, 2017, in Ellsworth, at the age of 81.
Joann is survived by her children, Lysa Anne Levin and Denise Marie Hue of Ellsworth; Jonathan Ari Levin of Queens, N.Y., and her granddaughter, Lilly Marie Hilton.
Joann was born on Feb. 20, 1935, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Paul and Grace Wittkopf (nee Pierre). She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Hunter College in New York with a degree in geriatric care. She worked at the Workmen’s Circle Nursing Home as a recreational therapist while raising her children. Joann retired to Bar Harbor and in her later years moved to Ellsworth.
Her children remember her as a generous and gentle mother who always had a compliment or kind word to say about everyone she met. Joann loved walking and nature.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Friends in Action or Birdsacre-Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, both in Ellsworth. The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for their remarkable dedication and palliative care.