Joann L. Bava Jarosiewicz, 84, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Friday, March 27, 2019, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas. She had been in declining health.
Joann was born Tuesday, October 15, 1935, in Thomas, West Virginia. She was a daughter of the late Joseph H. Bava, Sr., and Alvina A. (Pregley) Bava.
She was the step-daughter of the late Norma (Bohon) Bava. She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1953.
In September of 1956 she married John Jarosiewicz who preceded her in death. Joann is survived by her five brothers and four sisters, Joseph H. Bava, Jr. (and wife Helen) of Belington; John Bava (and wife Luanna), James Bava (and wife Jean) and Pete Bava (and wife Kay) all of Hendricks; David Bava of Parsons; Dorothy Oberding of Waukesha, WI; Diana Phillips (and husband Pete) of Kerens; Connie Rosier (and husband Denver) and Louanna Carr (and husband Patrick) both of Elkins.
Joann is survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved greatly.
Joann worked as the packaging manager for Keebler Bakery in Philadelphia, PA, for thirty years. She subsequently moved to Jupiter, FL, and worked for Marquette Electronics for nine years fabricating pacemakers, before moving back to West Virginia to be near family. Joann loved gardening and decorating her house. She will be sadly missed by her family.
Joann had donated her body to be donated to WVU’s Human Gift Registry. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. This notice is courtesy of the Randolph Funeral Home for Joann L. Bava Jarosiewicz. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.