Joan D. Joseph, 84, of 141 Abbott Rd., Ischua, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on July 24, 1937, in Buffalo, she was a daughter of Sarkis and Rhoda Alberts Joseph.
Joan was a graduate of Williamsville High School Class of 1955. She then moved to the area in 1967, at which time she went to work for AVX Corporation in Olean for 25 years. While working at AVX she attended night school first studying at Jamestown Community College in Olean where she graduated from with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. In 1986, she graduated from Empire State College where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree. Last she graduated with her Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling from St. Bonaventure University in 1987.
After receiving her degrees’, she pursed a career in Counseling and began working for the Wellsville Rehabilitation Center, retiring in 2009.
Joan was an avid gardener, enjoyed baking and making her jams and jellies, cooking Lebanese food for neighbors and friends, watching the Buffalo Bills games, going to the casino, and was an American History buff that especially enjoyed studying the life of Abraham Lincoln. She also wrote a column “Aunt Joni Speaks” for The Senior Beacon Newspaper in Depew.
She is survived by her children, Chester (Darla) Booth III of Springfield, Nebraska and Lori (Maynard “Sandy”) Randall of Mableton, Georgia; a step daughter, Cheryl Villatoro of Brooksville, FL; a grandson, Ryan Booth of Springfield, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Frank, George, Eddie, Elias, Donny, Mary, Bernie, and Eleanor.
Viewing for friends and family will be at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street Cuba, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 10-11:00 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Jonathan D. Ward will officiate.
Burial will be in Abbott Cemetery, Town of Ischua, New York.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Face masks will be required for all visitors.