Joan L. Klaessig, 90, of Bearsville passed peacefully at Mountainside Residential Care in Margaretville, NY on December 14, 2020. She was born in Kingston on Aug. 16, 1930 daughter of the late Allen (Butch) and Beatrice (Fitzsimmons) Yager. She graduated Kingston High School Class of 1948. As matriarch, her family was paramount, and the focus of her love and attention. She valued the sense of community, and was a loyal friend. Joan enjoyed flower gardening, scoping out yard sales, and caring for animals. She formerly was a member of the Woodstock Ladies Auxillary, Co. #1.
Surviving are her daughters Sonja (Mark ) Turner, Suzanne Klaessig, and son Karl (Rachael) Klaessig, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her loving husband of over 50 years Ben Klaessig, and sister Dorothy Gardner.
Mindful of current restrictions, a funeral service to honor and respect Joan will be held privately at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Woodstock Rescue Squad, POB 222 Woodstock 12498. You may share a condolence or special memory with the family on Joan's Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com
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