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Joan B. Kimmel

JOAN B. KIMMEL (nee Broglio) age 82, beloved wife for 59 years of the late Donald; loving mother of Elizabeth and the late John;  cherished daughter of  the late  Antonio and Ruth  (nee Hines) Broglio; dearest sister of Anthony (wife Marilyn), Lawrence (wife Yolanda), John (wife Judith) and Archbishop Timothy Broglio and sister-in-law of Gerald (wife Sue, deceased), Mary Kaye Kimmel-Alexander (husband John) and the late Merrill (wife Caroline, deceased); dear aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Joan was born August 8, 1940 in Cleveland, OH and resided in Cleveland Heights since 1957.  Joan graduated from Beaumont High School and graduated from Case Western Reserve, where she was a member of the Sigma Psi Sorority. She received her Masters degree from from Cleveland State University. Joan was a devoted volunteer for a variety of causes that were important to her. She also dedicated her life to education at Urban Community School, as well as Head Start. Within her time at the schools she sat on the Board of Urban Community School and Board of Archbishop Lyke School. Strong in her faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace for over 25 years. There she served as Eucharistic Minister, an usher, and a greeter.

As an active person, she was also a member of the Cleveland Skating Club, Intown Club, Shaker Heights Country Club, and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club in , New York. Joan was extremely passionate about teacup agility and competed with Teacup Dog Agility Trials. Joan was an avid reader, loved gardening, was an excellent cook and loved traveling and spending a lot of time in her second home at Lake Chautauqua where she could be found listening to her show tunes and watching the Cleveland Indians/Guardians. Joan was proud of her many accomplishments but was most proud of being a devoted wife, mother, sibling and teacher. She found most of her enjoyment in life spending time with her family and dogs, especially her beloved Maddie. Joan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her daughter Elizabeth on August 1, 2023. Her family will miss her dearly and cherish how giving, optimistic, loving and strong she was.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Joan to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Our Lady of Peace Church or Urban Community School. Family and friends are requested to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11 AM at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 12601 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44120. Burial following at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Joan at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) SUNDAY 3-5 PM and MONDAY at THE CHURCH 10-11 AM.

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