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Joanne Sanders
  • October 14, 1948
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  • December 08, 2018

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Joanne Sanders, 70, of Edgewater, Florida formerly of Greensburg, PA died on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Beloved wife of 36 years to Thomas Merrill Sanders; loving mother of sons Dobie (Christine) Marquis, Joel (Sue) Sanders, and daughter MaryBeth Allen. Jody was a generous and loving Nana to Melody Sanders, Mallory Sanders, Aubrey Marquis, Grayce Marquis, Rory Marquis, Bethany Allen, Michael Allen, Ellen Nipar and great granddaughter Braelyn Frazzini. Proud Aunt to Melissa (Jeff) Flock and nephew Ronnie Moorhead. She is also survived by her two great nieces Jamie and Emily Flock, her brother-in-law Chuck Miller, and her nephews JP (Kimberly) Miller, and Bryan (Ashley) Miller. Jody was preceded in death by her mother Norma, her brother Ron Moorhead, her sister-in-law Sally Moorhead, her sister Carol Miller and their father Jamie (Betty) Moorhead. Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1948, and graduating from Greensburg Salem High School the class of 1966, Jody worked many years for Beneficial Corporation and took early retirement to care for her brother Ron Moorhead. In 2000, Jody and her husband Tom moved to Florida to enjoy their retirement. They found a home in Edgewater Landing, where they thrived and built many close friendships. Jody was an extremely talented singer, performer and artist. She served as President of Edgewater Landing’s chorus for eight years. She also participated in the Bed Pan Band for 10 years where she and her friends visited local nursing homes and senior communities, bringing smiles and laughter to many. Jody loved to shop in the local flea markets and was known for finding precious gems and rare finds. She was generous, kind and very talented. Jody enjoyed singing, dancing and being involved in the community. She loved to sing at the campfire, play Scrabble, win at poker and travel with Tom. Over the years, Jody and Tom took many cruises and trips across the country. A private memorial service will take place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to Halifax Health-Hospice Fund Development 3800 Woodbriar Trail Port Orange, Florida 32129. Or visit online at: halifaxhealth.org/donations.


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  1. 14 Dec 2018
    Mark Schrack says:
    Condolences to you and you family Tom.

  2. 14 Dec 2018
    Mac Fairbanks says:
    So sorry for your loss, Dobie. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

  3. 13 Dec 2018
    Patti Hanzel says:
    I remember junior high & all the things Jody would talk me into doing, like skits for the show wagon & trying out for a musical at the armory. I was very shy back then, but Jody was always adventurous & wanting to try out new things. She brought me out of my shell. Loved her!

  4. 13 Dec 2018
    Janet says:
    So sorry for your loss.
    Phil & Janet Laurella

  5. 12 Dec 2018
    Ginger Clark and Bob Gudis posted an image:
    Tom & Jodi--Commodore's Ball 2017
    Tom & Jodi--Commodore's Ball 2017

  6. 11 Dec 2018
    Lindley and Penny Griffith says:
    Tom, we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about Jodi, She will be missed by all of us.

  7. 11 Dec 2018
    Lindley and Penny Griffith says:
    We were so glad to get to know Jodi. It is great being in Edgewater Landing to get to know people. We had fun in Edgewater Landing chorus, Bedpan Band and other activities. Tom, we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. 11 Dec 2018
    Lindley and Penny Griffith lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2018 at 12:14:59 PM

  9. 11 Dec 2018
    George Kalafus says:
    My deepest sympathies for you Tom, and your family!

  10. 11 Dec 2018
    Laurie and Joe Kubala says:
    Tom... Our condolences. We didn't know your wife well, but we sure know her husband and the kind man he is, so we're certain she was special! We do hope in time you will find some comfort in knowing others are thinking of you...even at great distance!

  11. 11 Dec 2018
    Paul and Lynn Craycraft lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2018 at 12:24:07 PM

  12. 11 Dec 2018
    Maxine and Gilbert Rolka She will be truly missed by all of us. lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2018 at 12:31:10 AM

  13. 11 Dec 2018
    Dale A Hutchinson Sr says:
    Jody was like a big sister growing up on Alexander St. Always a joy to be around. May God hold you in his loving arms. RIP Jody. Love ya.

  14. 11 Dec 2018
    Jennifer Morgan lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2018 at 12:17:32 AM

  15. 10 Dec 2018
    Gretchen lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2018 at 12:02:52 PM

  16. 10 Dec 2018
    Gretchen says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family. The world has lost a beacon of light. Many great memories of Jodi. Always loved to her her laugh and see her shake it up on the dance floor. She will be missed. May God great you peace and grace during these difficult times.

  17. 10 Dec 2018
    Dobie Marquis says:
    I love you mom. You are forever in my Heart.

  18. 10 Dec 2018
    Conrad and Midge Koch says:
    Tom and the rest of Jody's family,

    It is with great sorrow to learn of Jody's passing. Her spirit remains lovingly in the minds and thoughts of all who knew her while some comfort exists knowing that her suffering is over and she is in a better place.

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