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  JoAnn Choi Pottberg died peacefully on April 13, 2021 in Palo Alto, CA, one day shy of her 80th birthday. Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life and honor her milestone birthday! JoAnn is survived by her husband, Thomas Lee Pottberg; children, Stefania Pomponi of Palo Alto, CA; Peter Pomponi of Eugene, OR; Camille Paldi of Palo Alto, CA; and Jill Paldi and her partner Humberto Bracho of Palo Alto, CA; her grandchildren, Isabella and Massimo (Peter); Anouk, Wallis and Dashiell (Stefania); Paloma and Severin (Jill); and her brother, Cedric Choi, and his wife, Patricia of Honolulu, HI. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Flora Choi, and her brother, James Choi. JoAnn was born in Honolulu, HI to Wilbert and Flora Choi. She graduated from Punahou School, and after spending a year at Simmons College in Boston, MA, returned to Hawai’i to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Hawai’i. JoAnn lived in Rome, Italy; Honolulu, HI, where she ha