Joanne Roman, 1939-2009


Joanne Roman died Saturday, May 9, 2009.



Joanne Victoria (Tynecki) Roman of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009, after her courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 69 years old.

Joanne, a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend was born in Erie, Penn., on June 29, 1939.

She moved to Sunnyvale, Calif., in 1975 where she raised her two daughters. Joanne later moved to Clearlake Oaks, where she married her best friend, Mike Roman who past away in 2003.

Joanne is survived by her mother, Bertha Tynecki; her two daughters, Cheryl Gauss Williamson (husband Daniel) and Pamela Gauss Betoni (husband James); her five grandchildren, Mark, Ashley, Gianni, Nicolo and Ariana; and her brother, Ray Tynecki.

Joanne loved spending time with her husband, family and friends. She was also an active member of her church, Queen of Peace in Clearlake, widows group and the Moose Lodge. She also enjoyed playing bingo and Bunko with her dear friends. Never did she turn away a friend in need, or not extend a helping hand to anyone who asked. Joanne was a great woman who will be truly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at the at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, located at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 53.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Joanne’s honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Direct link: