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JoAnn Harris (Davis)

 

 

With a very heavy heart I am adding Joann Harris Davis to the list of angels. Joyce Eakins Farabaugh and I are at Joann house for the memorial service today.  She passed at 2:30 am on April 11. Under circumstances beyond my control we were unable to get here before. We arrived 12 hours after she died. We have been able to help Jay with plans and met their son Brian. More to come. 

April 15, 2016    Joyce Eakins Farabaugh and I have returned from visiting with Jay and JoAnn's son Brian. It was my pleasure and joy  to meet Brian  he is going to keep close tabs on his dad  

JoAnn had written her memorial service  and chose 5 songs to be played. Her  humor and "say it like it is" attitude continued throughout  the service. You never had to guess what was on her mind. She told you. The songs were hard to listen to  but we're also beautiful  

The love story of JoAnn and Jay was so powerful.  They started dating in 1958 and were married for 51 years. Jay says he can still see her walking down 11 th avenue in Altoona PA wearing a "little black dress" and it was love at first sight. He chooses to remember her in good times.  Jay took care of her alone with the help of hospice until she slept away.  He took such good care of her and loved her so much   

Jay is a jokester the same as JoAnn. While I was there he gave me "a diamond clip" who he said JoAnn wanted me to have.

In seventh grade  Joann, Jeanie Bayle, Jeanie Fletcher, Winnie Keys and Sandy Kenner met and were friends forever  Today only Jeanie Bayle and myself Sandy remain. We all need to cherish our friendships      

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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04/14/16 11:09 AM #4    

Jeanne L Mather (Stamm)

Joann's family, my sincere sympathy in your loss. Joann was a joy to know. I remember her cheerful smile and she will be greatly missed. Jeanne (Mather) Stamm

 


04/14/16 11:44 AM #5    

Harold W. Stitt

JoAnn, You left us all with memories of laughter and fun from our high school classes to skating at the Jaffa Mosque.  We are all going to miss these fun times we all have had with youu  I am so glad that we were able to get together with you and the last reunion.  I am saddened that you will not be at the next, but you will be there in our memories of you.  Harold Stitt


04/14/16 09:18 PM #6    

Judith F Eichenlaub (Fink)

JoAnn rest in peace. Prayers to the family. JoAnn was a wonderful person.  Judy


04/15/16 07:10 AM #7    

Jacqueline K Rabold (Grove)

Dear Jay,  You have my sincere sympathies.  JoAnn was such a joy always showing those around her the lighter side of things.  Of course,she was very wise in choosing a good guy from our East End Gang. Don and I will be keeping you and your family in our prayers. Take Care  Jackie Grove

 

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04/16/16 11:14 AM #8    

Marlene M Farrow (Johnson)

 

I have fond memories in HS and want to send my prayers to family and friends. 

Marlene Farrow Johnson

 


04/16/16 11:16 AM #9    

William A Bratton

Jay,   So sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing.  Juls and I are so very glad we got to spend time with you both at the last reunion.  JoAnn has been a good friend since I was 13, we were neighbors.  Please know that we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.  JoAnn was a very special person who loved life.........  All the best, Bill & Juls Bratton

 


04/16/16 01:09 PM #10    

Donna J Corbin (King)

I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn'so passing
She & Jay had such a beautiful love story and mutual sense of humor that helped make them soul mates for life. God be with Jay and the family.

04/16/16 01:09 PM #11    

Donna J Corbin (King)

I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn'so passing
She & Jay had such a beautiful love story and mutual sense of humor that helped make them soul mates for life. God be with Jay and the family.

04/16/16 11:18 PM #12    

Paul R Caracciolo

Hi Jay, I am so sorry to hear of Joanna's passing. I am so glad I got to see her in Florida at the class reunion.You are in our prayers. We sure will miss her laughter she was very special. Love, Paul and Denise

04/17/16 01:03 PM #13    

Daniel L Calise

I was so sorry to hear of JoAnn passing. JoAnn was  very loyal to her/our class of 1960 and she will be missed by us all. One can easily visualize her smiling and joking from her high school days which continued all through her adult life. JoAnn was always there at the class reunions ready and willing in helping to make each event a tremendous success with her making all the rounds to see her fellow classmates and life long friends. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her husband Jay and all the family. We thank God for giving us JoAnn to share in our journey through life. JoAnn definately made a positive impack on our class of 1960 and also on our individual life. May she rest in peace.  Dan Calise, Murray Lauer, Fred Sankey


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