In Memory

JoAnn Slavinskas** (Williams) - Class Of 1961

JoAnn Slavinskas** (Williams)


JoAnn Slavinskas Williams
1943 - 2012

JoAnn Slavinskas Williams and her dear friend of Barbara Trapp went to school at Johnson High and met during their junior year together in 1959-60. JoAnn was not able to graduate from Johnson, since her father received orders, to return to the States, where JoAnn graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1961.

JoAnn passed away in Myrtle Beach, SC, yesterday, August 27, 2012, after a too brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Her sister, Frances, was a freshman at JHS in 1960.

The obituary for JoAnn was posted in the newspaper, The Daily Record of Wooster, OH which follows:

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --JoAnn M. Williams, 69, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Rittman, SC passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Chicago, Ill. and dedicated 26 years to the older adults of Wayne County as executive director of Lakeview Center. She also worked for several real estate companies in Ohio and South Carolina. She was involved in many other business endeavors throughout her life.

She loved to cook for her family, travel and use her creative talents for many of her favorite projects. JoAnn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard; daughters, Deborah Williams and Laurah McBride of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters, Frances (Paul) Geiger (JHS Class of 1964) and Nettie (Ralph) Davis, both of Ohio and Marilyn (John) Farris of Florida; and her mother, Victoria Peloquin of Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Slavinskas; and a son, Bryan.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Mercy Care Hospice of Myrtle Beach for their kind and compassionate care of JoAnn. There will be no services and her body has been cremated per the request of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bryan Williams Scholarship Fund, 50 Saurer St., Rittman, SC 44270.

If you would like to add to the memorial mentioned here for this Falcons, please contact Kay Weaver.

The Johnson High alumni will miss JoAnn very much.