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Services will be held at 1 p.m. today for Joann S. Brundage, a former Medina High School English teacher, in United Methodist Church, 222 W. Center St. Burial will follow in Boxwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Brundage died Sept. 13 in Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was 83.

Born Joann Swartz in Albion, she was a graduate of Albion High School, Denison University and the University of Rochester.

She taught English in Holley, Livonia and at Medina High School, serving as chairwoman of the English department from 1968 until her retirement in 1981.

Mrs. Brundage golfed, volunteered at the local animal shelter and was a member of Twig and Cotillion. She enjoyed spending her summers at her place on Lake Ontario, playing bridge and socializing.

She was a founding member of the Shelridge Country Club. In 1982, she was the general chairwoman of Medina's Sesquicentennial Celebration, which resulted in Medina's long-running Canal Festival.

Mrs. Brundage also was a board member and president of Lee-Whedon Memorial Library and was instrumental in leading the fund drive for the new building project in 1966.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Medina.

Her husband, Joseph R., died in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Brundage-Colgate of Honolulu; two sons, J.R. of Medina and Dr. Scott R. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and four grandchildren.


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