Brusati, Joanne Harman

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Joanne H. Brusati of Roanoke County and formerly of Willis, VA unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. J. Ray Harman and Nancy Smith Harman of Willis.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Brusati of Henrico, VA; son, Stephen Brusati of Roanoke County; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. David R. Harman and Jean P. Harman of Willis; nieces, Ellen Mukai of Fairfax, VA, Sharon Whalen of Hickory, N.C., Laura LaRoy of Willis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. Ernie Grzenia and Marilyn Grzenia of Wheaton, IL; nephews, David and Brad Grzenia of Wheaton and niece Michelle Engstrom of Naperville, IL; in addition to having several great-nephews and two great-nieces along with numerous cousins.

Joanne was a 1958 graduate of Willis High School and 1962 graduate of Roanoke College. She received her medical technology degree from Roanoke Memorial and furthered her studies at the Duke Medical Center in Durham N.C.

Joanne spent her 40+ year career working in hospitals as a medical technologist around the Roanoke Valley. She was an active and well-respected member of St. John Lutheran Church where she served faithfully in various volunteer roles.

She will be remembered for her kindness, servant spirit, unconditional love, devotion to her family and friends and unwavering faith in Christ.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Robers officiating. Interment will follow in Greasy Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until Noon prior to the service at the funeral home.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at St. John Lutheran in Roanoke at a later time.