TROY TWP. – Joanne G. Gorris (nee Jedlinsky), age 81, of Troy Township, passed away Nov. 4, 2021, in Chardon.
She was born on April 20, 1940, in Cleveland.
Joanne lived in Cleveland prior to moving to Burton with her family in 1971, and spent the last 13 years in Troy.
Joanne had a gift for numbers which she used in her work as a bookkeeper and as a former Burton Township clerk and legal aide. She enjoyed knitting, baking, playing cards, her antiques, traveling the United States and spending time with her friends, especially the “Over the Hill Gang.”
She cherished her time with her children and grandchildren, but was happiest when with her husband, Adelbert. He was her love, her companion and her partner in all things that made life joyful.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 63 years, Adelbert Gorris; K-9 companion Tommy; children, Eileen (Todd) Harford, Karen (Andrew) Hicock, Wendi (David) Sturm, Nicholas (Melissa) Gorris; grandchildren, Alyssa (Eric) Levicky, Ryan Harford, Robert Hicock, Danielle Hicock, Nicholas Hicock, Joseph and Jack Sturm; and great-grandchildren, Mara Rose and Joseph Levicky.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elsie (nee Veverka) and Joseph Jedlinsky; and brother, James Jedlinsky.
Family and friends may call at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. (Please meet at church). Reception to follow in the church social hall.
Private Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Hattie Larlham Foundation, 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua, OH 44255 (www.hattielarlham.org)