Joann Patch

Obituary of Joann Patch

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Joann Patch passed away at the age of 75 on January 27, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Delma and Janet.  Joann is survived by her life partner and joy, Ernest Alnas, and was a doting aunt to several nieces and nephews.


Joann was born in Milo, IA April 21, 1943, attending high school in Indianola, IA and college in San Jose, CA.  Joann was a longtime IBM employee in San Jose, Ca, retiring after more than 30 years in positions from Executive Secretary to Management.  Joann’s life long passions included cooking, gardening, quilting, and crocheting.  She was a long time resident of San Juan Bautista, cherishing the town’s quaintness and political intrigue.


Joann was an extraordinary person who touched many lives.  Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association at

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