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Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, passed away Friday at 83.
The Yankees said she died surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida.
Joan - Steinbrenner - Title - Yankees - Vice
Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair.
In 1956, she married George Steinbrenner, who died in 2010.
Sons - Hank - Hal - Daughters - Jessica
She is survived by sons Hank and Hal; daughters Jessica Steinbrenner and Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal; 14 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Hal has been the team's controlling owner since November 2008.
The Yankees said a private family service will be held.
Born - Elizabeth - Joan - Jo-Ann - Zieg
Born Elizabeth Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Zieg was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and she received a degree in dental hygiene from Ohio State.
George Steinbrenner was an assistant football coach at Northwestern and Purdue around the time he was married to Joan.
He later joined his family's...
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