Joan D. McCargo

June 3, 1934 - November 30, 2019

Age 85, of Pike, NY passed away at home on November 30, 2019.

She was born in Sardinia, NY daughter of the late Elmer and Winona Witheral DeGolier. Joan was one of twenty siblings and in 1956, her family was listed as the largest family in America.

Joan was a graduate of the University of Buffalo, where she earned her teaching degree. While she used her degree as a substitute teacher for many years, Joan chose to be a homemaker. She also worked for a short time with the Wyoming County Department of Social Services but she was most proud of her time as a home demonstration agent with the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Orleans County. Joan was a longtime volunteer for the American Red Cross and volunteered for the historical society during the Wyoming County Fair for many years. Joan was a member of the Pike Community Church.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Morris McCargo who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Mattingly of Bradenton, FL, David (Amy) McCargo of Pike, Marjorie (William) Asberry of Castile; grandchildren, Naomi (Ken) Tisdale, Michele (David) Paddock, Heath (Liz) Mattingly, Meghan (Eric) Weieheiser, Blaine (Stacy) Asberry, Kara (Matt) Case; many great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

Joan’s memorial service will be held, Saturday, December 7 at 2 PM at the Pike Community Church, Main St., Pike. At 3 PM, the family will greet family and friends for a celebration of life at the Pike Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209 or Pike Community Church, 52 E. Main St., Pike, NY 14130.

Important Dates

December 7, 2019 : Memorial service for Joan D. McCargo at the Pike Community Church, Main St., Pike - 2:00 PM

December 7, 2019 : Celebration of the life of Joan D. McCargo at the Pike Fire Hall - 3:00 PM

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Dec 7.19 from Bob Kauffman:

I always enjoyed a ride a long with Dad to visit your Mom & Dad.  And those summertime picnics too! So many great years and wonderful memories of the old game wardens and their families.  May God’s peace comfort and support you.
Bob Kauffman - Palm Harbor, Fla.

Dec 5.19 from Dianne DeGolier Wassell:

I pray you all Kling to the memories. That’s what got me through it all when Dad passed away. I love you all.

Dec 4.19 from Fran Brown-Doell:

So sorry to hear about Joan’s passing.  She had a great life and great kids.

Dec 4.19 from Yvonne Link:

So sorry for your mothers passing,We were able to make the reunion this past summer,was invited back the next day and I sat talking to her while I spaned beans. Just so you know I am Carls sister in law

Dec 4.19 from Suanne Redden:

Love and hugs to all the family. Joan was an icon in the community. Rest In Peace Joan. πŸ™πŸ»

Dec 4.19 from Tim Wilcox:

Prayers for all the family

Dec 3.19 from Donna McGrath:

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers she was a beautiful women inside and out. Now her and Mac are together again ❀️

Dec 3.19 from Diane Carlile:

Thoughts and prayers . She will always always be in your hearts.

Dec 3.19 from Regina M James:

My heart has been heavy since I heard this news, she was a grandma to all of us kids on that road when I was younger. She will be greatly missed, but dearly remembered by those of us who knew her.

Dec 3.19 from Jeff & Sandy Whitt:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts pour out with love and prayers that you may find comfort in sweet memories of your Mom. We wish we could be with you all.  Love Jeff & Sandy πŸ™πŸ’“

Dec 3.19 from Cathy Nourse:

Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Joan has left you all a legacy of what family is all about. Cherish all the memories.

Dec 3.19 from Dianne Shaul:

Will miss you Joan was so happy to see you at our reunions