Joanne A. Sanzere

November 30, -0001 - November 29, 2009

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SANZERE, Joanne A. (nee Rusche), loving wife of Michael Sanzere, loving mother of Joseph Sanzere, daughter of the late Alvin and Irma Rusche, daughter-in-law of Ann and the late Ted Sanzere, sister of Mary Ellen (Bob) Stegeman, Rita (Dan) Lamping, Beth (Mike) Stoll, Tom (Barb) Rusche and the late Allen (Joy) Rusche, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joanne and her husband Mike founded and ran Sanzere Sports for 25 years. She was the backbone of the business and had countless friends throughout the country and will be missed dearly by all. Sunday, November 29, 2009, age 57. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, 45069, Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, 45202. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joanne Sanzere to Summit Country Day School, 2161 Grandin Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208, or American Cancer Society (Referees vs. Cancer), C/O Jim Satalin, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.


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Rita and Mark Wietmarschen - Dec 11, 2009

Mike and Joe, I am so sad to hear about Joanne. I will always remember Joanne for her ever present smile. She was a pleasure to work with at the Jewish hospital have some terrific memories of Joanne and will cherish them always. Please know that Mark and I will keep you in our prayers. God is with you always. Mark and Rita Wietmarschen

mary spurling - Dec 10, 2009

Mike, I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news about Joanne. I worked with Joanne at Jewish Hospital years ago and those of us who still work here and knew Joanne are very sad and are thinking of you and Joey. Please know my prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Joanne’s beautiful smile. Mary Spurling, Social Work Dept. at Jewish Hospital

Terri Parker - Dec 8, 2009

Dear Mike,

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. I worked for Glenn Laque for many years and remember how he always talked fondly about you and Joanne. He loved to order shirts for everybody at our office through Sanzere Sports!

God Bless,
Terri Parker

Clare Riley Klose - Dec 3, 2009

To Mike and Family,
I remember Joanne so fondly as a truly intelligent, kind and sweet person. I have many happy memories of her all the way back to grade school at St. Clement and fun days at OLA. May you know that she will always be remembered as a special and beautiful lady.

My prayers go out to all of you.

Clare Riley Klose

Paul Janssen - Dec 3, 2009

Mike and Joe,…. we don’t always understand why God does what he does. As a believer, we can have the assurance that when we die, we will be in a much better place than this temporal life God has given us. Have strength in the fact that Joanne is with God and will live with him for eternity. What a great and wonderful promise that is. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I will see you soon. Paul

Jane A. Niehaus - Dec 3, 2009

I went to high school with Joanne. She had the most radiant smile, and was kind, gentle and so personable – a real sweetheart. I am so sorry for your loss . . . your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Warm Regards,
Jane A. Niehaus

Marcia and Steve Soule' - Dec 3, 2009

Mike, I was so saddened to learn of Joanne’s passing. Joanne always had such a kind and gentle way about her. Know that Steve and I are thinking of you and praying for your family. Steve and Marcia Rusche Soule’

Jan Poppe - Dec 3, 2009

I went to both grade school and high school with Joanne and she was always one of my favorite people — sweet, kind, funny, so likeable. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jan Kast

Kerry Sitton - Dec 3, 2009

Mike,
I have not seen you in quite some time but you are in my thoughts and prayers as my family has also been impacted by this disease.
Only By Grace,

Kerry Sitton

Jerry Foley - Dec 3, 2009

Mike,

I am very saddened by Joanne’s passing.
She was a sweetheart of a person.
Take care & God Bless.

Jerry Foley

Gerry and Pat Wiedmann - Dec 3, 2009

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill Ek - Dec 2, 2009

Mike,

I wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear about the passing of Joanne. We now know she is now out of pain and in the wonderful hands of our “Lord” I would also like to let you know that as the representative of small college basketball in Ohio all of the coaches and officials would also like to express their sincere sorrow as well.

Jim Vaughn - Dec 2, 2009

Mike and Family, Very sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do to help please let me know.

Winston, Cas, Quincy, Cammrynn Stith - Dec 2, 2009

To Mike and his family, we, the Stith Family extend to you and yours our deepest of sympathies and our sincerest of prayers. Be in peace my friend…God bless….

James & Teresa Aucremanne - Dec 2, 2009

We offer our sympathy and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May God be with you all.

Paul & Connie Newman - Dec 2, 2009

Mike,
You, your son and your family will be in our constant thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May the many plesant memories of the past along with God’s grace give all of you comfort and the strength to endure.

Jeff & Suzanne Bischoff - Dec 2, 2009

Mike: Suzanne and I are thinking of Joe and you during this sad time in your life.

Rick and Nancy Schatzle - Dec 2, 2009

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Sanzere and Rusche Families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Rick & Nancy

Dan & Lora Riegner - Dec 2, 2009

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this time. We pray that your family finds comfort in knowing that she now rests peacefully with the Almighty Father.

Dave and Penny Gentile - Dec 2, 2009

Mike,

Just know that Joanne will always be with you and Joe. Her pain and suffering are gone and she is at peace with our Lord. We share your sorrow and hope you know how much your officiating family cares for you.

Carol Mayborg - Dec 1, 2009

My deepest sympathy to Mike and Joseph and the family members of Joanne. May the memories that you have shared with her remain close in your heart forever and ever.

Joe Barry - Dec 1, 2009

Mike and family: My sincere best wishes to all of you during this very difficult time. Mike, I know the past few months have been very hard for all of you. Stay strong and I look forward to visiting with you soon. Joe

Cassidy Devins - Dec 1, 2009

I was very sad to hear of Joanne’s passing on Sunday. The few times I was her nurse, it was obvious to me she was a kind and warm hearted woman. I know she will be greatly missed by the friends and family I had the pleasure of meeting. God Bless The Sanzere Family and I will keep you in my prayers.

Dan Stryffeler - Dec 1, 2009

Mike,

I’m so sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Regards,

Dan Stryffeler

Dave Kelliher - Dec 1, 2009

Mike: Rita and I are sorry to learn of Joanne’s death. You and I know she has found eternal life with our Lord and will continue to watch over you and your family. Out thoughts and prayers remain with you in this difficult time and know your faith will allow you to mourn, then heal and continue the wonderful life that you and Joanne have built. Hope to see at Wisconsin soon and may the Lord bless you and watch over in these hard times. Dave Kelliher

Mike Mulcahey - Dec 1, 2009

Mike and Joe,

Please accept our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your wife and mom. You are and will remain in our thoughts and prayers!

Respectfully,

Mike Mulcahey

Steve & Linda Welmer - Dec 1, 2009

Mike, Joe, and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Though we can’t understand why this has happened now, someday we will; and we rejoice in knowing you’ll be with Joanne again. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Bill and Josie Gearhart - Dec 1, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to your family.Our memory of Joanne will be one of joy and love of the simple things in life with a smile always on her face and much happiness within.

Larry Nemmers - Dec 1, 2009

Dear Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. A mass will be said for Joanne at Immaculate Conception in Springfield, MO next week. Sherry & Larry Nemmers

John Milazzo - Dec 1, 2009

Mike,
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your wife and closest friend.
without a doubt, I always felt comfortable with both of you Even if I didn’t see you guys for 2-3 years at a time, you both treated me like an every-day friend.
Thanks Mike; thanks Joanne! I’ll miss the kind thoughts she offered me each time we spoke.
Please call me for anything: a day betting the ponies, lunch and a beer, a ride to the airport, company on a lonely night, or merely to talk.
Take care,
John
P.S. My Dad says Hi and sends his condolences. Sam’s doing pretty good for 90 yrs.

Pat Gilkey Frey - Dec 1, 2009

So sorry to hear of Joanne’s death. As a fellow OLA graduate I have fond memories of her back in those days. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you all.
Pat Gilkey Frey

JERRY SAUDER - Dec 1, 2009

Dear Mike and Family Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.What a wonderful lady and was an honor to know her.Words can not express what an impact she had on a great number of people.God Bless you and your family as you deal with this loss. SINCERELY JERRY

Jim Schackmann - Dec 1, 2009

Mike,
Sorry to hear about your loss; you and your family will be in our prayers.

Dave & Gerry Knable - Dec 1, 2009

Mike,
Gerry and I are saddened to learn of your loss. Our condolences to you and the Sanzere family during this difficult period.

Dave & Gerry Knable

Kenny Turner - Nov 30, 2009

Mike: You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of transition. May God comfort you!

Frank Spencer - Nov 30, 2009

My deepest condolences. What a wonderful person, I had the pleasure to meet. She’ll be extremely missed. All my best to the entire Sanzere family.

Trent Lovewell - Nov 30, 2009

Mike and Family:

We are praying for all of you.
We know that Joanne is with many angels at this time.

God’s Blessings

Trent, Christy and Maya Lovewell

Dale Kelley - Nov 30, 2009

The Lord is set always before me. He is at my right hand. I will not be shaken Psalms 16:8.
God has a awesome plan for each of us. Sometime we don’t understand but we must hold tight to our faith that his plans are great and mighty. We love you. If there is anything we can do please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Dale, Jennifer :) and Judy

Joe Townsell - Nov 30, 2009

Mike

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this homecoming. I praise you Mike for all you have done.

Respectfully

Joe Townsell

Merlin Nice - Nov 30, 2009

Mike & family,
Please know that you are in our prayers at this time.

Merlin & Susan Nice

Steve Mcjunkins - Nov 30, 2009

Mike, my wife and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

God Bless!!

Steve

Bryan and April Anslinger - Nov 30, 2009

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Tim Fogarty - Nov 30, 2009

Mike,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Joanne will be in my prayers as well as you and your family. If you need anything—anything at all please feel free to call on Suzanne and I.

Your friend always,
Tim Fogarty

Gerry Pollard - Nov 30, 2009

My condolences go out to Mike and Joe and the Sanzere family. May God bless your family during these tough times. She was an awesome woman!!!

Dave Cusick - Nov 30, 2009

Mike,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. The entire officiating community supports you and your family.

With sympathy,
Dave Cusick

John & Susan LaRocca - Nov 30, 2009

Michael & Joe-

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. Joanne was a great woman and she will be missed, but the memories and lessons will live on forever.

Love,
John & Susan LaRocca

Bradley Batt - Nov 30, 2009

Very sorry to read of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mark Madding - Nov 30, 2009

Mike, to you and all of your loved ones, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace be with you!

David Stevens - Nov 30, 2009

Mike,
I am so sorry for your lose. Even though I didn’t know Mrs. Sanzere personally, the things I have heard about her grace and dignity, lets me know what a great lady she was.
My deepest sympathy,

David Stevens

Ryan Odneal - Nov 30, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mike. While I did not personally know your wife, I have heard she was a wonderful person. May she live in eternal peace and may God strengthen you during this difficult time. You have many officiating brothers to lean on and we are all keeping you close in our hearts. God bless you and your family.

Ryan Odneal

Mickey Parish - Nov 30, 2009

Mike,
Susan and I will be praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Mickey.

Mike Bunge - Nov 30, 2009

My deepest sympathies Mike. May God bless you and your family and grant you healing graces.

Chuck and Christiann Bullock - Nov 30, 2009

To the Sanzere family,

My wife and I are saddened to hear of your loss. My wifes mother lost her battle to cancer several years ago, so we understand the effects of this ugly disease. Please know that she is in a much better place and all of her pains are now gone. We will keep you and your family in our prayers through this difficult time.

God Bless and keep all of you.

The Bullocks

Dan Nowakowski - Nov 30, 2009

Mike,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through such a difficult time. Remember that your extended family is always there for you, supporting and praying.

Dan

HAL AND JENNIFER LUSK - Nov 30, 2009

MIKE– WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS —TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS– HAL AND JENNIFER

Scott Davenport - Nov 30, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the Sanzere family in this most difficult time. Stay strong! May God Bless.

Mike & Kathy Foote - Nov 30, 2009

Our deepest sympathies to you, Mike, and to your son. What an exceptional person Joanne was. It was an honor to have known her. You will remain in our thoughts an prayers.

Ginnie & Pete Gillen - Nov 30, 2009

We are so saddened by JoAnne’s passing. We are happy we had her as a friend.

We will keep you and Joe in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Ginnie & Pete

Andrew Walton - Nov 30, 2009

Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.

Randy Heimerman - Nov 30, 2009

Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God bless you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ron Roth - Nov 30, 2009

Dear Mike and Joe; Anne and I would like to express our deepest sorrow. God has blessed this earth with some very special people and Joanne was certainly at the top of his list. While this last year was very tough on her, the way she carried herself was an inspiration to all of us who worked with her and were in her company. The sun was out every day of her life, and she made all of us feel it’s warmth. Her memory will be forever with us. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.