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Joanne Mayers

November 19, 1930 — February 6, 2022

Mary Joanne Hartzer Mayers, 91, of Greensburg, beloved mother and grandmother, went to her eternal home with the Lord, Sunday, February 6, 2022, at her home.  She was born on November 19, 1930, in Altoona, a daughter of the late John Pius Hartzer and Madalyn Elizabeth Reiland Hartzer.  She was an active  60 year member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, where she served in many capacities, including a Eucharistic Minister to Redstone Highlands and homebound parishioners.  She was a graduate of Trafford High School and received her B.S. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to retirement, she was a beloved school teacher at the Cathedral School, now known as Aquinas Academy.  Joanne was devoted to the Lord and had a strong faith and an exuberant spirit that touched everyone she knew.  With all of her heart, she loved her family and her friends.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed the symphony and ballet.  She enjoyed golf and playing bridge in a number of bridge clubs.   She also was a member of the New Neighbors Club.  Joanne was especially proud of obtaining her teaching degree while raising her 3 children.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bernard Mayers in 1998; brother, John Charles Hartzer and son-in-law, Mark Marlatt.  Joanne is survived by her son, Dr. Colonel Richard J. Mayers, retired USAF (Patricia Ann); daughters, Mary Kathryn Skowronek (Gilbert) and Beth Anne Mayers; her sister, Kathryn Jean Morris (Gene); 3 grandsons, Steven and John Skowronek and Maxwell Mayers Marlatt; niece, Teresa Vasinko and nephew, Samuel Morris; also, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg.  A funeral mass for Joanne will be held on Friday at 9:30 am in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 North Main Street, Greensburg.  Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church.  Interment will be private.  Those that are attending the visitation and funeral mass are encouraged to please wear a mask.  To honor Joanne’s life and her love of, and dedication to teaching, memorials may be made to Aquinas Academy (former Cathedral School), 340 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601.  For online condolences, please visit

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kepple Graft Funeral Home

524 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

300 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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