Joan R. Glenn
Joan R. Glenn, 74, of Bemus Point, N.Y., formerly of Allison Park, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in WCA Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of David E. Glenn Jr., whom she married May 31, 1969, in the East Union Presbyterian Church in Cheswick. Joan was born Jan. 4, 1943, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of the late Ralph E. and E. Dorothy Erickson Rasmussen. She was a 1961 graduate of Shaler High School in Glenshaw and received her bachelor's degree from Geneva College in 1966. She was then employed for several years by the Union National Bank of Pittsburgh. A full-time Bemus Point resident since 2012, Joan was a member of the Ingjald Lodge No. 65, Independent Order of Vikings and enjoyed dinners at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and War Vets Recreation. Joan also enjoyed boat rides and sunsets on the lake, shopping in Bemus Point, the lake cottage and friends, her morning coffee and newspaper, cooking, friends in Orange Lake and Ocala, Fla., and especially her cat, Lucy. Joan was an avid animal lover! Joan loved shopping in Flatwoods and Newell, W.Va., for Fiestaware, which she collected and shared with friends. Joan had a great sense of humor and zest for life. In addition to her husband, David, Joan is survived by a son, Zachary J. Glenn, of Pittsburgh; and niece, Karen Rasmussen and nephew, Eric (Gwenda) Rasmussen, both of Falls Church, Va. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1990, father in 1993, and a brother, Col. Kenneth H. Rasmussen, USAF Ret., who died in 2011. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Allegheny County Memorial Park Cemetery in Allison Park. A memorial gathering will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the family home at 3569 Colburn Drive, Bemus Point, NY 14712. Joan's family wishes to thank everyone at Hospice and the WCA Hospital ICU for their wonderful care. Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be made at www.lindfuneralhome.com .
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