JoAnn S. Geibig
April 23, 1942 - July 15, 2020
Geibig – JoAnn S. departed this world 7/15/20 the same way she entered it, as a ginger. Born 4/23/42 hailing from Windber, PA a coal miner’s daughter she is preceded in death by her parents Methven “Red” J. Sharpe and Mary Josephine (McDevitt), great-nephew John Daniel Klena and brother-in-law Dr. Thomas Eugene Klena. She is survived by siblings Diane Klena, Bill and (Carol formerly Robinson), and Jim and (Susan formerly Grossman). Upon completion of coursework at Cambria-Rowe Business College, JoAnn hitched her wagon to a star headed straight for our nation’s capital Washington, DC and an offer with National Geographic. While there, she acquired a fondness for butter and onion sandwiches, The Beatles (yes, she’s seen them in concert) and a particular NFL team who hasn’t seen a Superbowl win since 1992. None the less, when home tugged at her heart, she returned to her roots with an unwavering loyalty to said NFL team in a steel mill town. Often driving about, at high rates of speed no less, with team colors flying high or holding on for dear life depending, as she had an uncanny knack of overturning an impressive number of vehicles and walking away unscathed, a feat unsurpassed by the late great Evil Knievel. Her Scottish and Irish ancestry gleamed through when treating terrible head colds with whiskey kept in residence for medicinal purposes only. Though anyone needing to water it down before ingesting was considered a wuss. She showed her kids how truly badass she was during the now infamous Anderson Kite Conflict of ’78. Speaking of those wretched kids, she is also survived by, but not necessary listed in the order of whom she loved most, Tim (Sharon formerly Scrudders), Tom, Beth (Dave Hochstein), and Kristen. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Marck, Kyle, Alec, Gavin, Deven and Grace and plethora of furry four-legged grandchildren and of course her many friends. JoAnn was a devout follower of “truthiness” and a collector of everything. Her mortality can be summed up by the immortal words of Keanu Reeves when asked about death “I know the ones who love us will miss us”. Miss her we shall. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, services will not be held at this time. Those wishing to celebrate JoAnn’s life are encouraged to visit the local pub, dive or watering hole of their choosing with a jukebox or free wifi to play The Troggs “Wild Thing” as loud as permissible and toast a legend while maintaining safe social distancing. If you see a small flicker dancing on the bar, yep that’s her.