TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees have announced the death of Joan Steinbrenner, wife of longtime Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner. 

  • Joan Steinbrenner died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
  • She was married to Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner
  • George died in 2010

Team officials said she died at her home in Tampa. She was 83.  

George Steinbrenner died in 2010. 

Joan Steinbrenner, who served as Vice Chairperson of the team, who was surrounded by her family as she passed away Friday. She is survived by four children, 14 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 

“Joan was a compassionate and caring matriarch whose profound love for her family and those in the community always inspired us,” said the Steinbrenner family. “Her elegance and grace touched everyone around her, and we know her spirit will live on through her legacy of good works. We are grateful to have had her in our lives, and she will be deeply missed.”

Steinbrenner was also a longtime board member for Children's Home, Inc., and and was one of the original members of the H.B. Plant Museum Society. 

From 1991 to 2000, she served on the Development Council of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Board. She was also a member of the Junior League of Tampa and The Chiselers, and sat on the Board of Directors of the Florida Orchestra.

Team officials say in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Jospeh's Children's Hospital Foundation