Wednesday, 03 July 2024 14:44

Joan Dancker

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Joan Dancker, 95, of Saratoga Springs, and formerly of New Jersey, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2024 in Saratoga Springs.

The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mason, Joan was born on August 2, 1928 in Englewood, New Jersey. She lived her entire life in New Jersey before relocating to Saratoga Springs in 2017 to be close to her family. As a young adult, Joan was a secretary at the Bible Society and then Wedgewood in NYC. She enjoyed tennis and loved to travel. Joan was active in her church and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. 

Joan was the devoted wife of 59 years to the late Paul Dancker, he passed away in 2009.

Loving mother to one surviving daughter, Nancy (Steve) Hovey of Saratoga Springs, cherished grandmother to Courtney (Chris) Keller and Megan (Ben) Morrow, and great-grandmother to Rylan, Hadley and Beckett Keller, Annie and Emilia Morrow. Dearest sister to one surviving younger sister Anne Colburn.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was predeceased by two siblings, her brother William Mason and her sister Elizabeth Buechli.

Cremation has taken place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. Joan’s family will honor her memory in private.

The Family extends their gratitude to the Staff of Wesley Health Center and Community Hospice for their compassion and care for Joan during her final days. Special thanks to Joan's granddaughters and their families for loving and caring for her to the end.

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