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JoAnna Froats

JoAnna Balog Bartolovich Froats, 80, of Weirton, WV, passed away Thursday July 4, 2019, at Weirton Medical Center.

She was born October 29, 1938, in Weirton, the daughter of the late Michael Balog Jr. and Mary Helen Woytek Balog.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willis Robert “Bob” Froats on March 25, 2019; daughter, Joy Michelle Bartolovich; and sister, Margaret Balog Simbanin.

JoAnna was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and served as a eucharistic minister. She worked for many years as a receptionist for Dr. Myer Bogarad.

She is survived by sisters, Betty Balog Bartolovich (Matthew) of Weirton and Barbara Balog Abbondante of New Jersey, as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing or visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV, with the Reverend Tony Thurston as celebrant.

Inurnment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Florence, PA, at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Weirton, WV. www.steelandwolfe.com.