Rotterdam - Joan (Kusek) Olshefsky, 81, passed away at home on Monday October 18, 2021 from complications with crippling arthritis and COVID long haul symptoms.
Joan was born and raised in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophia Dlubac Kusek.
She attended Draper High School and graduated in 1957. She went on to work for the New York State Department of Civil Service as an Executive Secretary. Joan married her husband Frank in 1963 and in 1976 they moved to their homestead to her birthplace in Rotterdam where they raised their children.
Joan was a stay at home mom. After their sons were grown, Joan attended Schenectady County Community College and graduated with a two year degree in Accounting. That same year her oldest son graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and her younger son graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. She began working again with the Schenectady School District until her retirement.
Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Frank A. Olshefsky and her two sons, Jason and Adam.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday from 11 am to 12 noon at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Avenue, Rotterdam. Please keep in mind there are long delays on Helderberg Avenue due to paving and consider alternate routes to the funeral home.
A service will begin at the funeral home at 12 noon.
Burial will follow at Schenectady Memorial Park, 122 Giffords Church Road.
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