Joan B Giese

October 19, 1937June 27, 2014
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GIESE, Joan, 76, of Tampa, entered into the presence of the Lord, June 27, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived in Queens where she met and married her husband of 43 years. In 1971, they moved their family to Tampa, where Joan became a dedicated employee of Maas Brothers until its closing in 1991. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Port Tampa, where she faithfully ministered to others and generously shared her gift of music as church pianist for 25 years. Her life centered around creating happy memories with her family and friends, especially on holidays and birthdays. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Giese, in 2007; sister, Kathleen Simmons; and infant brother, Paul Busch. She is survived by her son, Howard (Lori) Giese; daughter, Laura (Alex) Demid; sisters, Carol (Ron) Calverley, Barbara Garofolo, Sally (Dick) Finnerty; grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin) Cournoyer, Brittany Giese, Timothy Demid, John Demid, Joseph Demid, Stephen Demid; and great-grandson, Sean Cournoyer. Visitation will be held 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday, July 5th, at First Baptist Church of Port Tampa, 8306 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33616, with funeral service to follow immediately. She will be laid to rest at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to the Suzanne Ciani Brain Cancer Foundation Joan was well loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 5, 2014
  • Service Saturday, July 5, 2014

Joan B Giese

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Gail Pozin

July 5, 2014

I just looked through all these pictures of you through the years What memories. So many at the Ranch House. You loved that place and I loved going there with you for dinner. I will miss our meals and the long talks we shared there. I will think of you everytime I go. Rest in Peace now.
Love you, Gail

Jerry Hall

July 4, 2014

Joan was a very special person. She played "many a song" for Jerry, and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all.
Jerry & Judy Hall

Teresa Milano

July 3, 2014

My prayers are with you Giese Family! She was such a big part of our family and was always there through our highs and lows. My Mother couldn't have had a better BFF.

Michelle McPherson

July 3, 2014

My thoughts and prayer are with the family. The Goose was like a second grandmother to me. I would like to thank her for all the love and support she gave me and my family. I will love and miss her forever!

Arielle Donaldson

July 3, 2014

I love very much granny . I know your looking down from heaven in us . I ll see you again

Marilyn Prescott

July 2, 2014

Joan, you were a wonderful friend for 65 years. I love you and miss you. God bless.

Leila Sue Bowman

June 30, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jeanne Klusendorf

June 29, 2014

My condolences to the family of this wonderful lady.She is in Heaven now and we will see her again one day.

Lori Giese

June 29, 2014

To the best motherinlaw anyone could ask for. Love you and miss you.