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Joan C. Strong walked into the presence of her Lord on December 30, 2022. She was 96 years old and was born on June 20, 1926 to O. L. and Florence Colburn of Lake Placid. She was an only child and doted on by her parents.
Joan went to Syracuse University where she met David Strong and they were married in 1948. Their only child, John, was born in 1951. It was a rough transition going from a forester's wife to a pastor's wife. For many years, Joan worked alongside her husband at Calvary Baptist Church.
Joan was predeceased by her husband and is survived by her son John and his wife Emma. Joan had two grandsons, Nathan and his wife Jennifer, and Caleb; two great-grandsons rounded out the family, Noah and Isaac.
Services will be by Heidrick-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, with burial being private. Friends are invited to her Memorial Service on January 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington.
Instead of flowers we request donations be made in Joan's memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 6065 Rte. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997.
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