November 30, -0001 - November 29, 2009
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
Jane A. Niehaus
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’
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.
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,
I am very saddened by Joanne’s passing.
She was a sweetheart of a person.
Take care & God Bless.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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.
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.
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….
We offer our sympathy and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May God be with you all.
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.
Mike: Suzanne and I are thinking of Joe and you during this sad time in your life.
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Sanzere and Rusche Families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Rick & Nancy
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
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 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
P.S. My Dad says Hi and sends his condolences. Sam’s doing pretty good for 90 yrs.
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
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
Sorry to hear about your loss; you and your family will be in our prayers.
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
Mike: You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of transition. May God comfort you!
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.
Mike and Family:
We are praying for all of you.
We know that Joanne is with many angels at this time.
Trent, Christy and Maya Lovewell
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
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this homecoming. I praise you Mike for all you have done.
Mike & family,
Please know that you are in our prayers at this time.
Merlin & Susan Nice
Mike, my wife and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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,
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!!!
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. The entire officiating community supports you and your family.
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.
John & Susan LaRocca
Very sorry to read of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mike, to you and all of your loved ones, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace be with you!
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,
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.
Susan and I will be praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathies Mike. May God bless you and your family and grant you healing graces.
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.
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.
MIKE– WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS —TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS– HAL AND JENNIFER
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sanzere family in this most difficult time. Stay strong! May God Bless.
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.
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.
Ginnie & Pete
Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.
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.
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.