Joan Webb Gustafson, 79, of Canajoharie, N.Y., formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Thursday (June 7, 2012) in the Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, N.Y.
A Jamestown area resident for most of her life, before moving to Palatine Bridge three years ago to be closer to her family, she was born September 8, 1932, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Billy and Myrtle Miller Webb.
Before her retirement, she was employed as a secretary in the medical office of Dr. Rajendra Sood for over twenty years. In earlier years she had worked as a Manager for Brooks Fashions and also for Ormond Hosiery Shop.
Joan was a member of the W.C.A. Hospital Auxiliary and also was a volunteer at W.C. A. for several years.
Surviving are: a son, Karl W. (Kim) Gustafson; a grandson, Karl W. Gustafson Jr. of Canajoharie, N.Y.; her sisters-in-law, Caroline Kingsbury, Lucy Arnone, Georgia Riley; and also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Allen Gustafson, whom she married on May 7, 1955 and who died January 4, 1971.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home, 805 West Third St., Jamestown, NY. The Rev. Charles H. Gustafson, retired Lutheran pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1192, Jamestown, NY 14702-1192 or to the Canajoharie High School Band, (music in the parks trip) c/o Tim Field, 136 Scholastic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Joan at www.lindfuneralhome.com