Joan A. McClenon, 86, of Walton passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Wilson Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born March 31, 1933 in Meridale, NY, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Agnes McDonough Townsend.
Joan worked as a Secretary at Breakstone’s in Walton for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling and working in her garden growing beautiful flowers and various vegetables. Joan was a longtime member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Walton. Joan would always be available for family, friends & neighbors in her kitchen for a cup of coffee & counsel. She was the go to family member for any questions or troubles a person could have. She did taxes for countless folks over the decades from the family house on Mead Street. She was the rock of the family that made Gibraltar look small. Her passing leaves an absence that will never be filled.
Survivors include her children Sue E. McClenon of Walton, Gerri L. McClenon of Walton, Herschel R. McClenon of Walton, William T. McClenon of Walton and John R. McClenon (Melissa) of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Micheal (Errica Cucciarre), Aaron (Jessika), Sarah and Ryan; sisters Nina Schlafer of North Carolina and Elinore Sharpe of Colorado and special nephew Jim Scofield (Jean). Joan is also survived by several nieces, nephews and neighbors who are close as family George, Martha & Nicholas Lane of Walton & great friend Don Buchanan, Jr. of Walton. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Millard D. McClenon, Jr. whom she married April 21, 1951 in Walton and her sisters Alberta Schultis and Catherine Cetta.
A graveside service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2 P.M. at Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton with Rev. Edward J. Golding officiating. In keeping with Joan’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Joan’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com