Joanne Blos
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Joanne Blos
  • August 12, 1944 - September 16, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Joanne Christine Blos, 73, passed away on September 16th in Hot Springs, Arkansas.



Funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 228 Spring St, Hot Springs, AR 71901 on September 23rd at 1100am. An additional celebration will be held at Cardinal Newman High School Gymnasium in Santa Rosa, CA on October 14th at 1100.



Joanne was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to Mary-Anne and Joseph Cartolano on August 12, 1944. She worked for CASA and volunteered countless hours with the Lion’s Club (Gravenstein and Jesse Hawkins chapters), Relay for Life, Hospice, St. Vincent Cancer Center, and a cancer advocate.



Joanne is survived by her son Lorenzo Zabatta and his wife Teresa. Her son Daniel Zabatta and his wife Christine. Her Daughter-in-law Kim Geis and her life-partner Larry Schoeps. Her sister Mary Cirnigliaro and her husband Larry Ludvigson and her daughter Tiara Lamb. Her grandchildren Kodja Schelte, Christopher Clements, Devin Geis, Victoria Zabatta, Olivia Zabatta, and Matthew Zabatta. She is preceded in death by her husband Mark Alan Blos.



Joanne’s resiliency, strength and loving heart allowed anyone she ever met to be a part of her family. Her positivity encouraged others to stay strong in their personal battles.