Joanne S Figas
May 25, 1930 – October 26, 2018
FIGAS, Joanne S. of St Petersburg passed away Oct 26, 2018. She was born May 25, 1930 in Detroit, MI to Walter H and Iva (Page) Sonneman. The family moved to Chicago when Joanne was very young and eventually settled in Park Ridge IL, a suburb north west of Chicago. She attended Maine Township High School and after graduation, the McMurry College for Women, located in Jacksonville, IL. Joanne fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a secretary and was employed by the Allstate Insurance Company in May of 1950. She met her future husband, Herb at Allstate in 1957. They were married and bought a home in Palatine, IL., and Joanne resigned from Allstate only to return in 1968 until their move to St Pete Beach, FL in 1972. They bought a home on Vina-Del-Mar the same year and lived there for 35 years. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Herb Figas. She leaves behind a loving family: daughter, Kathleen Cummins, daughter Janet Kotulick (John), son, Gary Figas, grandsons Brandon Lee (Lori), and Michael Kotulick, and granddaughter Marlowe. Joanne was an avid animal lover. and in her memory in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Humane Society of the United States 1255 23rd St NW Suite 450 Washington, DC 20037.