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Joan Cunningham

d. July 28, 2023

Joan Cunningham, 68

Joan passed away peacefully on the morning of July 28, 2023, after an elongated illness, in her home in Elizabethtown, NY. She was loving wife, mother, grandmother, and carer of others.
Joan was the daughter of the late Lois and Edwin Berkholtz, of Gresham, Wisconsin. She attended Lutheran High School and University of Wisconsin in Racine.

She had an illustrious career, working as a system and actuarial analyst at AIG, Philadelphia Life, and CompuServe. She was also Co-Founder and President of TechnoCraft Inc.Two decades ago after relocating to her beloved Adirondacks, she operated Joanie’s Goodies and Emporium in Schroon Lake.

Aside from her career she gave back generously to the community, whether it be coordinating a July 4th parade, a Christmas Celebration, or opening a Community Center. Her passion was quietly assisting families in crisis, providing food, shelter, clothing and guidance, particularly to women who have experienced domestic violence. Joan was the Founder of Families At a Crossroads of Elizabethtown, NY and was on the board for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Joan is survived by her Husband, Gregory, her three children: Gregory Junior, Joshua, and Andrea. Her grandchildren: Zachary, Brayden, Grayson, and Zelda. She is also survived by her son-in-law Ray and daughters-in-law Lori and Erin. Joans sister Robyn and brothers: Keith, Kirt, Rick, Tom, Den, Mike, Kevin, and Mark, sisters-in-law: Maria, Jane, Ann, Kathy, and Cynthia, alongside numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, NY on Friday, August 11th from 5-7 pm. The next day a celebratory mass will be held at Church of The Good Shepard in Elizabethtown, NY, Saturday, August 12th at 11 am, followed by a community celebration picnic at the pavilion on Hand Ave at 1 pm.
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Friday, August 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Heald Funeral Home, Inc. - Elizabethtown

16 Williams Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932

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