FULTON, NY – Joan Avis Ellis Krupa Cronk, 78, of Fulton, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday August 9, 2014.
She was born in Palermo, a daughter to the late, Joseph and Avis Ellis.
She graduated from Mexico Academy and Central School in 1953 and C.C.B.I.
Joan grew up in Palermo and lived in Glen Burnie, Maryland, for several years before moving to Fulton in 1978.
Joan was a lifelong piano player who would play whenever and wherever she could.
Her love was music and her family.
Joan will be greatly missed by her loving family.
She was a member of the Musicians Union and several local bands.
Joan was a member of Bowens Corners United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Society.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elwin Cronk, who died in 2008; a sister, Ruth M. Farrar, in 2012; a son, Michael Krupa, in 1977; and by a grandson, Michael J.K. Miller, in 2011.
She is survived by her husband, John Krupa; a daughter, Avis H. Miller; three sons, Peter J., James P. (Rebecca) and Christopher (Monica) D. Krupa; a sister, Arlene (Robert) Hughes; sister-in-law, Lois Cronk; brother-in-law, Richard Cronk; 11 grandchildren, Stefanie, Jennifer, Toni Lynn, Ronald, Jesse, Jonathan, Philip, Christopher, Kathryn, Nicholas and Suzanne; three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Domenic and Lauren; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. with services at 6 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Cronk may be made to the Bowens Corners United Methodist Church, 758 State Route 176, Fulton, NY 13069.
Joan’s philosophy on life was published in a local newspaper as the following: I believe in the Golden Rule, Do unto others… Making and keeping friends is a big thing because memories are what we pass to our children and you try to give them happy memories to pass to their children. And what gets me through a lot of situations is the Lord grant me the strength prayer.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.