Joan D. Oare, age 80, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital after a short illness. Born in Gloversville on October 31,1931, a daughter of the late George and Rose Compani Davis. She was a 1949 graduate of Gloversville High School and attended business school in Schenectady. Joan was employed by the Gloversville School District for 38 years, retiring in 1992. She was also the cheerleading coach for football and soccer and sang the Alma-Mater at the Gloversville basketball games. After her retirement from the school district, she became a receptionist for the Lexington Center for 20 years, retiring from there in 2012.