Joan Webb Gustafson, 79, of Canajoharie, N.Y., formerly of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away peaceful-ly on Thursday (June 7, 2012), in the Palatine Nurs-ing 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 Sept. 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 of-fice of Dr. Rajendra Sood for more than 20 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 WCA Hospital Auxiliary and also was a volunteer at WCA for several years.
Surviving are a son, Karl W. (Kim) Gustafson, a grandson, Karl W. Gustaf-son 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 mar-ried May 7, 1955, and who died Jan. 4, 1971.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, in the Lind Funeral Home. 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. Friday, June 8, 2012, 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 Cana-joharie High School Band, (music in the parks trip) c/o Tim Field, 136 Scholas-tic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Joan at www.lindfuneralhome.com.