Joanne Marie Farabaugh, age 66, of 11268 Trask Road, Waterford, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie after a long illness. She was born in Erie on December 28, 1942, the daughter of Marjorie Kinney Lesik of Waterford and the late Steve Lesik.
Farabaugh, Joanne MarieJoanne married James Farabaugh on June 15, 1968, and together they raised three children. Her family was always her first priority, and she will always be remembered as being a devoted and loving wife and mother. As a grandmother, Joanne loved her grandchildren and enjoyed being a part of their active lives by watching them at ballgames and inviting everyone over for family gatherings, picnics and swimming.
Joanne was a beautician and for 23 years owned and operated Cutter’s Edge in Waterford. She also worked as a property manager, real estate entrepreneur and notary.
She is preceded in death by her father, and is survived by a loving family including her mother, Marjorie Lesik; her husband, James Farabaugh; three children, Harold Redinger and his wife Elaine of Mill Village, Steven T. Farabaugh of Northeast, and Wendy T. Hope and her husband Patrick of Waterford; 11 grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Steve Lesik and wife Carol of Cambridge Springs, Barbara Jones and husband Brad of Union City, Karen Morgan and husband Jack of Waterford, and Jerry Lesik and wife Karin of Union City; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, West First and Walnut Streets, Waterford, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and on Friday from 2-4pm. Funeral services will take place there on Friday evening at 7:00pm and will be lead by a grandson of Joanne’s, Luke Wrobeleski.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1030 State Street, Erie, PA 16501.