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Joanne Louise Karetzky

Joanne Louise Karetzky, American librarian. Certified California standard secondary teacher.


  • Karetzky, Joanne Louise was born on April 20, 1952 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Anthony Joseph and Augustina Clara (Armanino) Ballestrasse.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University San Francisco, 1972. Master of Library Science summa cum laude, San José State University, 1984. Master of Arts in Humanities summa cum laude, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1994.


    • Director library St. Paul High School, San Francisco, 1977—1985. Special project library, head technical service Mercantile Library., New York City, 1986—1989. Associate professor, head technical service, catalogue library Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, 1989—2008.

    Major achievements

    • Certified California standard secondary teacher.


    • Author: The Mustering of Support for World War I by the Ladies Home Journal, 1998.



    Music, needlecrafts, collecting books, vintage needlework/textiles, antiques.


    • Married Norman Martin Kunz, December 28, 1975 (divorced June 1984). Married Stephen Karetzky March 17, 1985.
    • father: Anthony Joseph Ballestrasse
    • mother: Augustina Clara (Armanino) Ballestrasse
    • spouses: Norman Martin Kunz
    • Stephen Karetzky March 17
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    Born April 20, 1952
    (age 64)
    • 1972
      University San Francisco
    • 1984
      San Jose State University
    • 1994
      California State University
    • 1977 - 1985
      Director, library St. Paul High School
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1989 - 2008
      associate, technical service
      Lodi, California, United States
    • 1989 - 2008
      head, technical service
      Lodi, California, United States