Photo courtesy of Koch Funeral Home - State College

Mary Jo Haverbeck

Oct 16, 1939 - Jan 6, 2014 (Age 74)

Guest Book

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Dear mary jo, I didn't know of your passing, it's June now but I feel it is never to late to tell you what an honor it was to meet you, when you came to california to meet some of your haverbeck cousins, Millie and Kenny, ed ferret who is my dad . Myself and brother Tim, I wish there wore time. May god bless you and keep you in his care till we meet again . Love sheryl ann

A wonderful boss and mentor.

Thank you MJ for helping me believe and know that photographing women sports all these years was important. Your life has been important to us all, thank you for standing up for us. You will forever be in my heart & mind. My thoughts are with you, G.R.

MJ, you will be missed but not forgotten. You were a pioneer and a generous friend. Gillian, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your passion and positive spirit for womens' excellence in sports was felt personally. It left the right message and mark.

Mary Jo, you were a professional giant in your field; you made our lives as coaches better; you promoted our players' skills to the world; but most importantly, you were a true friend. I'm so glad I got to see you and Gillian a few years ago.

You fueled our spirits, Mary Jo. Your consummate professionalism served to nurture an entire network of women in sports information. You planted seeds and watched us grow.

Mary Jo Haverbeck at the NCAA Women's Final Four.

Many of Mary Jo's long time friends and colleagues forwarded tributes to MJ that were posted on Mel Greenberg's blog at this URL.
Mel wrote this, "More than a pioneer, Mary Jo was a visionary. And for that, we are forever thankful."

Cheers to you, MJ. Thank you for enriching so many lives in so many ways, for making a mark for yourself and a host of others in the collegiate athletics industry, and for sharing your beautiful life with so many lucky people.


Mary's Obituaries

Mary Jo Haverbeck, 74, of Wilmington, DE and State College, passed away on January 6, 2014.Mary Jo was a graduate in Journalism programs from the University of Delaware, Syracuse University, and Penn State University, and served as an instructor in Journalism at Penn State.She was a pioneer and...

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