JOANNA K. PUSTI
- December 29, 2012
- Berea, Ohio
of JOANNA's Passing
Hospice Services of Southwest General
18697 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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Memories & Candles
I am so sorry to hear about Joanna's passing. We attended graduate classes for School Admin. together at BW. I will always remember her infectious laugh. She had such a wonderful sense of humor. She was also a favorite teacher of my children at SHS. Being a Strongsville parent, I also got to 'visit' with Jo on Parent/teacher conference days. Even when my kids no longer were in her class, I always made a point to say hello and talk
Posted by: Deb Roberts - Bradenton, FL - Former BW Grad student Jan 12, 2013
Mrs.Pusti was an amazing teacher and she will never be forgotten! She made art fun and I always looked forward to her class. My deepest condolences and may she rest in peace
Posted by: Andreia Gabriell - Strongsville, OH - Student Jan 11, 2013
Mrs. Pusti helped make art classes the highlight of my high school schedule. Her insight and encouragement heavily influenced my decision to turn my passion into a professional career. I wish she could know how much of an influence she had on me, and just how much I appreciate her help in my artistic growth. My thoughts and condolences go out to her entire family.
Posted by: Rick Martin - Strongsville, OH - Former student Jan 11, 2013
I would like to pass along my condolences for mrs. Pustis passing. She was my favorite art teacher in high school and always pushed me to work harder. I am really sad to hear of her passing.
Posted by: Kristin Hopkins Spring class of 02 - STRONGSVILLE, OH - Student Jan 09, 2013
Mrs. Pusti's photography class was my favorite throughout all 4 years of high school. Her dry but gentle sense of humor always kept my interest, and I still use the techniques and knowledge she gave me. I'll never forget how proud I was that she chose some of my photos to enter in a Scholastic art exhibit, and the subsequent field trip to see our work on display was a lot of fun. I am truly appreciative for having had
Posted by: Keith Fisher - Strongsville, OH - Former Student Jan 05, 2013
I still have a hard time calling her Jo even 33 years after high school; she will always be Mrs. Pusti to me. Like so many other students she inspired me to be the best that I could be. She will be missed by many; but will live on in all those she touched. I will keep Jo and her family in my paryers.
Posted by: Pat Verbsky Prinkey - Brook Parkk, OH - student and friend Jan 04, 2013
Was hoping to share this wonderful memory I had of Jo at the funeral home today but just didn't think I could convey the feeling properly.
I had the pleasure of hooking up with Jo and to sharing a ride with her to Kent for a workshop we were both attending. Over the 4 different days we drove together she told me all about her family...in a proud, but not bragging way...and I couldn't help but think that she seemed like
Posted by: Kim Martens Scott - Strongsville, OH - friend Jan 04, 2013
Mrs. Pusti has always been - and will forever be - my favorite educator. She was creative, sharp, incredibly witty and could throw a pot on the wheel like no one's business. She could always catch the attention of the class and didn't take anyone's lip. I loved that about her - she could give it right back. She had a great sense of humor and saw the good in even some of her most rambunctious students.
I took two of
Posted by: Megan Pfaff - Chicago, IL - Former Student from Strongsville Jan 04, 2013
Mrs. Pusti has always been my favorite high school teacher. As more of a mathematics/science brain, she challenged me to reach outside my comfort zone and see how far I could go in her ceramics course.
"There are no rules for this!" she used to tell me. She could see me struggling to find the proper color-by-number instructions on how to put an item together and she would always push me to "find my own way."
What Mrs. Pusti didnt' know was
Posted by: Ryan Pfaff - Strongsville, OH - Student Jan 04, 2013
Jillian, Our thoughts, condolences and prayers are with you and your family. May God watch over you and help you through this time of mourning....
Posted by: Mike & Sarah Salomon - Mentor, OH - Co-Worker Jan 04, 2013