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Jeanne, 98, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on September 7, 2021, at home. She had been a patient at Banner hospital in early August after breaking her hip. Her niece Barb Dallara from Philadelphia was by her side.
Jeanne was born in Latrobe, PA to Joseph Clark Mickey and Hattie May Weimer. She grew up in Western Pennsylvania. She attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio and graduated with a degree in teaching. She taught Spanish in the Avonworth School District, near Pittsburgh, PA, for many years. She was a dedicated teacher and an avid sports fan.
She met her husband, Ray, “Bru”, while at Otterbein College. They got married on Dec. 20, 1942 in Joplin, MO while Bru was serving in the Army. They settled in Crafton, PA in 1945 and started a family. After moving to Avalon, PA, Jeanne got a job teaching Spanish at Avonworth until she retired in 1985.
Jeanne and Bru loved family get togethers at holidays and special occasions. They vacationed at the shore in Seaside Heights, NJ for many years joining her sisters and their families. They had a love for travel and saw most of the United States along with several countries overseas. Sunday car rides were also a family tradition when the children were younger. Jeanne took up golf later in life and had fun playing with family and friends on some of their trips. She and Bru joined the Lakes Club in Sun City where they made many friends and joined their golf group. Jeanne volunteered for more than 30 years at Boswell Hospital as a telephone reassurance operator and waiting room hostess.
Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Bru, in 2008, a son, Rick, in 1976, and her brothers and sisters: Ethel, Florence, George, Sara Mae, Joseph Clark Jr, Enid, Gladys, Walter and Wesley. She is survived by her son Jim (Linda), Chazy, NY and their sons: Brian (Alece), Milroy, PA, Matt (Heather), Syracuse, NY and great grandchildren, Siri and Will, Syracuse, NY. Many nieces and nephews have been a large part of Jeanne’s life and have many wonderful memories of her to cherish.
In accordance with Jeanne’s wishes, she will be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date in Sun City and Pittsburgh at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Sunshine Service Inc., 9980 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351.
Condolences may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com