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Joanne M. Hagar a pillar of strength, battled cancer 20 years, passed away peacefully with her brothers present, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver at the age of 57 Joanne was born in Wellsboro, PA on March 30, 1961, one of three children to the late Fordyce and Theresa (Sullivan) Hagar. Joanne was a 1979 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School then attended Mansfield University graduating with dual degree of Chemistry and Biology in 1985. Joanne taught chemistry and biology at St. Mary’s High School in PA. Her quest for learning continued with graduate work at Gannon University and the obtaining of her PA 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, NY. 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, CO and John M. Hagar of Midland, TX, along with many loving cousins. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Joanne’s life on Friday, November 9th at 2:00 PM at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Rd., Moon Township, PA 15108. In lieu of flowers, in honor of this strong woman, her brothers suggest donations be made in her name to Sharon Community Presbyterian Church or in gratitude for her wonderful care to Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver, 4th floor, Tower B, 1000 Dutch Ridge Rd. Beaver PA 15009.