Jo Ann Near, 75, of Heritage Village, Gerry, formerly of Cassadaga, died Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2013) at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born July 9,
1937 in Dunkirk, the daughter of George and Evelyn Hayes McQuiggan. Jo Ann earned her associates degree from JCC and had been employed at Great Lakes Color Printing in Dunkirk and as a home health care aide for Chautauqua. Opportunities. She loved and enjoyed her family, gardening and puzzles.
Jo Ann is survived by seven children: Cynthia (Daniel) Hornburg of Stockton, Richard (Melody) Near of Cassadaga, Larry (Sue) Near of Dunkirk, Sandra (Russell) Steward of Frewsburg, Lucinda (Jeff) Donald of SC, Michael Near of Clarkshill, SC, and Linda (Larry) Steward of Fredonia; twenty-five grandchildren: Amanda,
Jo Ann Near
Barbara, Larry, Eric, Robyn, Courtney, David, Miranda, Michael, and Richard Near lll, Shawna Szukala, Shannon Guenther, Larry, Christopher, Justin , and Russell Steward Jr., Melissa Alaimo, Sarah, and Daniel Hornburg ll, Crystal Guishard, Mary-Ann Ingrao, Jennifer Pruett, Kristina Kunkle, Lacey Donald, and Megan
Clayton, thirty-seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and John McQuiggan of Dunkirk, and a sister, Carol Bekeleski of Dunkirk. Besides her parents, she
was predeceased by five brothers: Richard, Robert, Jerry, Joseph, and Milton McQuiggan, and a sister, Janet Christopher. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg. Jo Ann's grandson, Pastor Justin Steward will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery,
Sheridan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to Mount Zion Assembly Mission Fund, 111 Prather Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.