Joanne M. Hagar (1961 - 2018)

Obituary
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Joanne M. Hagar, a pillar of strength, battled cancer 20 years, passed away peacefully with her brothers present, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver at the age of 57.
Joanne was born in Wellsboro on March 30, 1961, one of three children to Fordyce and Theresa (Sullivan) Hagar.
Joanne was a 1979 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School then attended Mansfield University graduating with dual degrees in chemistry and biology in 1985.
Joanne taught chemistry and biology at St. Mary's High School in Pennsylvania.
Her quest for learning continued with graduate work at Gannon University and obtained her Pennsylvania certification as a Physician's Assistant.
In 1992, she made her home in Moon Township and began working for Dr. E.A. Ruberg's private practice from 2000 - present.
She was a member of The Sharon Community Presbyterian Church and the BPW of West Hills.
She was active with People Who Run Downtown, ran in the Chicago Marathon and the Wine Glass Marathon in Hammondsport, N.Y.
Among her accomplishments, she was also a winter sports instructor at Seven Springs for many years and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the children of Allegheny County. Joanne also enjoyed knitting, sewing and quilting.
Joanne is survived by her two loving, supportive brothers, Larry Hakes of Alamosa, Colo. and John M. Hagar of Midland, Texas, along with many loving cousins.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Joanne's life on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Rd., Moon Township, PA 15108.
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Sharon Community Presbyterian
522 Carnot Rd
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 2018