Schoharie– Joan Barbara Baumgarten (Brush), formerly of Route 30, found eternal peace on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in the loving care and embrace of her family.
Born on February 5, 1935 in Huntington, NY to Mildred G. (Brower) and Byron V. Brush, she grew up on Long Island. She married John C. Baumgarten on June 19, 1954 in Bainbridge, NY where they lived from 1954 to 1982 and where she worked at Bainbridge Elementary School in the Audio Visual Dept for many years. In 1982, they relocated and settled in their new home in Schoharie, where she lived until moving to Ocean View, DE. to be closer to her family in 2013, following John’s passing in 2012.
Joan loved antiques and opened her antique shop beside their home in Schoharie. She also helped with her husband’s business and her beautiful smile greeted thousands over the years from Baumgarten’s Model T Parts trailer locally and at many antique car shows, including Hershey, making lifelong friends. Joan also enjoyed genealogy, crafts, quilting, visiting the beach and alongside John, was an active member of the Schoharie Valley Antique Automobile Club of America. Nothing brought her more enjoyment though, than her family. Joan’s sense of humor and her infectious smile will last forever in their memories.
Treasuring her life and love are her daughter: Susan L Jackson of Glenmoore, PA; her sons: Robert A. (Donna) Baumgarten of Lakewood, CO and Richard J. (Michelle) Baumgarten of Knoxville, TN; her 5 grandsons, 6 great-grandchildren and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced. Joan’s family appreciates you remembering her and them through this time.
Joan’s family requests memorial contributions in her honor be made to the Schoharie Valley AACA, c/o Jacqueline Turnquist, 1432 Corbin Hill Road, Sloansville, NY 12160
Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Joan and her family.
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Schoharie Valley Region AACA
c/o Jacqueline Turnquist, 1432 Corbin Hill Road, Sloansville NY 12160