Joan Glas, a lifelong resident of Yonkers, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020, at the age of 91. Like many of her generation, The Greatest Generation, Joan survived the era of the Great Depression and the horrors and uncertainties of loved ones returning from World War II. Her husband of 55 years, Arthur B. Glas, served Honorably in General George S. Patton's Third Army in the 87th Infantry Division, The Golden Acorns. In 1952, Joan and Artie married and then raised five children, Artie, Bobby, Donald, Janet and Ellen.
Joan was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur in 2007 and her son, Arthur in 2010. She is survived by her devoted children, Robert (Laura), Donald, Janet (Gregory) Yovane & Ellen (Brian) Drake, her beloved grandchildren, Ryan (Lara), Jennifer (Joel) Vyduna, Kristen, Robert (Jamie), Katrina, Elizabeth, Gabrielle & Gregory, as well as her adoring great grandchildren, Julia, Robert, Ian, Brenna, Calvin, and Cameron. She was affectionately known as "Nannie" to everyone.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 1-800-822-6344, Mon.- Fri 7am-9pm CT, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (https://www.stjude.org/give.html). Please click the tab on the side of the page to donate.
The family will be present on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 3-7 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Services- 732 Yonkers Avenue- Yonkers, New York 10704. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 4, 2021-10 AM at Saint John the Baptist Church, 670 Yonkers Avenue- Yonkers, New York 10704. Joan will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Arthur at Rose Hills Memorial Park- 101 Mill Street- Putnam Valley, New York.
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Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle & Andrew Ruggiero and Jessica Martins. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family