Condolence & Memory Journal

I just happen to think about Joanne. I worked with her in Clinical research and she was such a super person. The world will miss her but it is God's turn to have her in his presence . I will have to wait to see her in heaven once again. Paula

Posted by Paula Freeman-Vida - Cleveland, OH - Coworker   October 12, 2018

So sorry to hear that one of our Pharmacy colleagues has passed away. You were taken much too young. You are in a much better place now. Rest in peace Joanne. You were an integral part of the pharmacy department and your work was exemplary.

Amy Nemecek, R. Ph.

Posted by Amy Nemecek - IA   June 09, 2018

Dear Gregg,

I am so sorry to hear that Joanne is no longer physically with us. I have worked with Joanne since 1996 and she was excellent - she helped me be a better pharmacist. She will be remembered as the very first pharmacy technician of the Investigational Drug Service ... she ran the service and taught me a lot. But, it is her vibrant personality, her smile, her beautiful face, her laugh and her concern for others that I will always remember most. I feel very fortunate to have worked with her.

I will keep you and your families in my prayers as you mourn the loss of Joanne - yet, I think she will always be with us ... and your furry children over the years ... smiling down from above. God Bless You Always, Gregg.


Kara Sink

Posted by Kara Sink - Olmsted Falls, OH - Coworker   June 07, 2018

Joanne and I worked together in the early 90's on one of the Clinic's pharmacy satellites.. she was a very kind-hearted, funny, caring and dedicated worker that I had the privilege to know. I know all the Main campus pharmacy family will miss her tremendously... Rest in peace <3>

Posted by Nancy Saxon, Pharmacist - Grafton, OH - Coworker   June 04, 2018

Joann was a nice person to work with.
So sorry for your loss, may God give you,
the family peace and comfort in this your
time of bereavement.

Posted by Shirley Freeze - Euclid, OH   June 03, 2018

I came to work at Cleveland Clinic Inpatient pharmacy in 2005, I can honestly say Joanne was one of the sweetest people I have ever met during my time here, I never saw her without a smile, she was really a great person I am sure she will be missed by many, may she rest in peace.

Posted by Lisa Helt - Eastlake, OH - coworker   June 01, 2018

To Gregg, Marie,Nick, and Paula
God bless Joanne. Usha and Jay patel

Posted by JAYANTILAL PATEL - PEPPER PIKE, OH - Coworker   May 31, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. John 17:3

Posted by A friend   May 30, 2018

To Gregg, Marie, Nick and Paula,

We are heartbroken to hear that beautiful young Joanne is no longer with us. Although once we stopped travelling with our parents we did not see much of each other, I am happy to have a relatively recent memory of Joanne and Gregg visiting Toronto, giving us an opportunity to spend time together and just have some fun as we checked out the local art, had a few drinks and even had a chance to take in a comedy club. Prior to that I visited Cleveland with my children, and while at the Italian festival downtown with Dolores' family, Joanne met up with us; having a passion for running, she arrived water bottle in hand and of course the rest of her running gear! That's the Joanne I'll remember - fun, athletic, beautiful.

Heaven called for Joanne far too soon. Be strong and know you are in our prayers. I believe Joanne would want all her loved ones to live life as she did - with true zest! Knowledge that she is now at peace and that one day we will all be reunited with her can comfort us all.

With love, your cousin, RoseAnn Del Balso

Sincerest condolences from Maria, Jovann, Michael and David Del Balso

Posted by RoseAnn Del Balso - Maple - Family   May 30, 2018

God bless, Joanne. One of the prettiest people I ever met, inside and out. Joanne -- so many people up there waiting for you. Kiss Rudy and Mary for me please.

Posted by Joseph Jerome - Lakewood, OH   May 29, 2018

Dear Gregg,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My dear friend Joanne was one of the most courageous people I have ever met. Through it all, she never complained once and and was always concerned about everyone else. I will miss and love her forever.

Posted by Tina Vondrak - DePena - Mayfield Heights, OH   May 29, 2018

She was an amazing soul. I'm so sorry for your loss. She is with god now now longer in pain. I know that won't take away the pain of her loss, but you will see her again.

Posted by Debora Swart - Orange, CA - Friend   May 29, 2018

I am saddened to read of Joanne's death. she fought hard throughout her cancer course. Know that you are in my thoughts. Susan LeGrand

Posted by Susan LeGrand - OH   May 29, 2018

I am writing this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a best friend of 45 years. Joanne lost a 2 year, eight month battle with cancer. She took each day in stride, never really complaining and was always positive. She was a beautiful, brave, strong woman who I admired immensely. She was a wonderful friend that supported me through thick and thin. I am truly blessed to have had her as my best friend for all these years. I will miss her dearly and she will never be forgotten. I love you Joanne.
Your BFF,

Posted by Darlene Ciulla - lyndhurst, OH - Friend   May 28, 2018