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Joan A. Thomas

September 16, 1933 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 86)

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Joan A. Thomas, 86, of Medina passed away peacefully on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Absolut Care in Gasport, surrounded by family.

Joan was born on September 16, 1933 and was a daughter of Vernon and Alice Krisher. She married the love of her life, John (Jack) A. Thomas on June 18, 1971 who predeceased her on October 18, 2015. Joan was a graduate of Lyndonville High School and Houghton College. She taught at Lyndonville Central School for 30+ years. Joan and Jack loved to travel around in their RV in their younger years and go on cruises with family later in life. In her free time, Joan loved to be outside working in her garden or playing her piano.

She was dedicated to her church community and played organ and piano during Sunday services. After retirement, they lived in Florida during the winter months and loved to host family and friends in their Tarpon Springs home. In recent years, Joan looked forward to her Tuesday dinner dates with her granddaughter, Ashley.

Joan is survived by her six children: Dawn (Anthony) Kwiatkowski, David (Bobbi) Huntington, Mark Thomas, Judy (Bill) Wright, Jeffrey (Debbie) Thomas and Jon Thomas; her grandchildren which include Christopher, Darren, Nicole, Ashley, Nathan, Aaron, Kristen, Suzy, Ryan, Justin, Kayla, Tammy and Jay; her siblings Suzanne Lorenz Carol Fulcomer and Dan (Christine) Krisher; along with many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to the love of her life, Jack, she was also predeceased by her parents, Vernon and Alice Krisher; her son Douglas Huntington and daughter Jacquie Atkinson; her siblings Vernon(Bud) Krisher, Margie Mapes and Diane Palmer.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville, NY.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Joan’s name to Alzheimer’s Association or Yates Baptist Church in Lyndonville.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N.Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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Family to do services at later date

Yates Baptist Church (Yates Center Road, Lyndonville, NY)


Alzheimer's Association of Western New York
6215 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100, Buffalo NY 14221

Yates Baptist Church
11365 E. Yates Center Rd., Lyndonville NY 14098

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