- 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 was just reading my B-W news before throwing it out. Jo's name popped out at me and in disbelief I felt a wave of emotion.
I taught at Strongsville with Jo several years back before I had children. She was a kind and loving woman, courageous and opinionated, gentle and wise. I always enjoyed our talks.
When I was expecting my first child, I planned on taking the less traveled path of staying home. I can remember vividly talking
Posted by: Amy Anhold - North Ridgeville, OH - former colleague Aug 17, 2013
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
Jo was the neighbor that welcomed us when we bought our first house on Abbyshire. Her and Dave were so kind to us and our girls. Berea has lost a strong person in their community and I know she will be missed. Hugs to Dave and the kids. We'll be sending lots of strength prayers your way.
Posted by: Brenda Knopf - Fort Meade, MD Jan 08, 2013
Joanna touched every life that she touched, and she touched many lives at Fairwood Elementary School. She was such a loving and generous human being. I am so glad to have had her in my life.
Posted by: Maria Ivanovich - Strongsville, OH Jan 07, 2013
My Sympathy goes out to the Pusti family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)
Posted by: P. Patterson - Cleveland, OH Jan 05, 2013
Joanna was one of my most loved and most helpful mother helpers I ever had as a Kindergarten teacher in the Berea Schools. It has been many years ago at Parknoll when Matt was my student!
May God be with you during this difficult time. I know how she will be missed. Blessings and love to all...
Posted by: Diane Krukemeyer - Strongsville, OH Jan 05, 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