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CUYAHOGA FALLS - JoAnn Hoogerhyde 85 years passed away peacefully in her apartment at Vitalia Sr Living and under the care of ELARA Hospice and her best nurse ever Rebecca May RN.
After high school in Cuyahoga Falls she attended Kent State University and subsequently was employed by Ohio Edison where she had a 40 year career. JoAnn was a well-known and in demand vocalist in the area singing for First UMC and many weddings and community events. She was a member of the church for 72 years serving on committees dedicated to worship and music and youth activities.
In retirement JoAnn worked several years as a tour guide traveling with groups all over the country.
JoAnn was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Evva Hoogerhyde and her brother, Jeff. She is survived by nephews; Jeff and Jason, niece, Trinh plus their spouses and children and sister in law, Catherine. Also survived by a few close and dear friends. Counted as the most important survivor is JAVA her cat of 6 years who has been an intuitive and attentive companion.
JoAnn touched all of our lives in so many ways ....she was the best most hands on Aunt, generous to a fault, and loved to send all of us beautiful occasion cards.
The song MY WAY best fits how JoAnn dealt with the last couple of years as her health deteriorated.
Please remember JoAnn with a song and a tribute to your favorite charity...she'll want it that way!
Cremation has taken place and the family will be having private services. Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.