Jo Ann Thorpe Strode

December 3, 1957 to September 13, 2017

Jo Ann Thorpe Strode, from Mechanicville, New York, passed away on September 13, 2017, after a long illness. She was 59.

The daughter of John and Clara Strode, she was born in Thayer’s Corners, New York. Jo Ann attended Northville Central High School, graduating in 1979.

After graduation, Jo Ann served in the U.S. Army. For many years, Joann was a quality assurance inspector for several manufacturing companies, both in New York and North Carolina.

She is survived by her daughter, Cleopatra Marie Strode; brother, John Strode; sisters, Terry Knoll, and Sheila Sullivan; her nephews, John Strode and Garrett Sullivan; and her nieces, Teresa Strode and Mishelle McCall.

While the family appreciates the support from those who loved Jo Ann, they request privacy during this difficult time. There will be no public service.

By Patricia Older

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