Obituary of Joan M. Kadlec
KADLEC Joan M. Age 77 of Elmira , NY formerly of Elmira Heights and Horseheads , NY passed away on Thursday November 10 , 2011 . Joan was born September 21 , 1934 in Elmira Heights , NY the daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Mary Ellen Coakley Kadlec . She was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School Class of 1952 . Joan served our country with The U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school and was stationed in Boston , MA which became one of her favorite places. Joan was retired from Westinghouse Corporation/IST in Horseheads , NY as an Employee Relations and Human Resource Administrator with several years of dedicated service. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads , NY and a member of The Elmira Heights Historical Society . Joan loved working at The Elmira Heights Historical Society , Golf , Reading and Socializing especially enjoying her many friends from High School , Westinghouse , going to lunch and dinner with her Red Hat Ladies , Coffee , Bingo , and Movies at her apartment complex , and all the people she touched during her life-time. She was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and she loved her Siamese cats and her "Hero Dog" Pepper. Joan was pre-deceased by her father Henry in 1964 and her mother Mary Ellen in 1968 as well as her sister Elizabeth Kadlec Cox who passed away on March 2 , 2005 ,her brother-in-law John Hugh Cox who passed away on April 11 , 1973, and also by her nephew Robert S. Cox who passed away on February 18 , 2006. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Joan is survived by her brother and sister-in-law : Vincent and Judy Kadlec of Big Flats , NY ; nieces and nephews : Carol (Mrs. Robert ) Cox of Albany , NY , Gregory & Betsy Cox of Honeoye Falls , NY , Christopher & Holly Cox of Horseheads , NY , Cynthia & Anthony Cox-Brown of Buffalo , NY , Michael Kadlec of Albany , NY , and Kelly Kadlec of Florida ; grand nieces and grand nephews : John Cox , Alexandra Cox , Sarah Cox , Hillary Cox , Emily Cox , Abigail Cox , Jackson Cox , Morgan Brown ,and Rowan Brown , several cousins , and the many people in her community who had the privilege of calling her friend especially her long-time friend Shirley. Joan's family would like to thank her caregivers Cynthia , Mary , Barbara, Donna , Kay and Tom , The Staff of Southern Tier Hospice , all her friends who helped her during her illness especially her life-long friend Sharon Lambert and her husband Fred. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY on Monday November 14 , 2011 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Tuesday November 15 , 2011 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads , NY. Joan will be laid to rest next to her parents and her sister Betty in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads , NY . The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning , NY 14830 or The Elmira Heights Historical Society Roof Fund P.O. Box 2084 Elmira Heights , NY 14903.
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