Stephanie Lynn (Althouse) Klotz

July 8, 1983 – December 17, 2023


Stephanie Lynn (Althouse) Klotz, 40, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2023 from the disease of addiction. Beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, Stephanie had a fun-loving spirit and infectious laugh, and she will be sorely missed.

Born on July 8, 1983, Stephanie grew up in Prospect Park, PA, attending Prospect Park Elementary and Interboro High School where she was a stellar student and member of the National Honor Society. After graduating from the PJA Paralegal School, summa cum laude, Stephanie was dedicated to her successful career as a paralegal at several realty law firms over the years.

Stephanie was a talented dancer and student at the Cathie Collins School of Dance for many years and a cheerleading coach for the Prospect Park Termite cheerleaders. She was an avid Philadelphia sports fan who loved to attend games, and she would not miss a Paul McCartney or Fleetwood Mac concert when they were in town. Stephanie was devoted to her dog family – Tippie, Smoke, Blaze and most recently Theo.

The love of Stephanie’s life was her husband, Kenneth (Bear) Klotz, who tragically passed away in December, 2016.

Surviving are her parents, Irene (Shiber) and Steve; sister, Elizabeth and brother, Ryan; grandmother, Jean Shiber; many aunts, uncles and cousins, and loving companion, Tim Generale.

In addition to her husband, Bear, Stephanie was preceded in death by her grandparents Howard Shiber, Sr., and Jean and Ralph Althouse.

A Celebration of Life will take place on January 4, 2024, at Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA, with Visitation starting at 9:30 am and Prayer Service at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephanie’s memory can be made to The National Alliance on Mental Illness Philadelphia Chapter or your favorite charity.


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