Joan Snyder Cussen
Joan Snyder Cussen
Cussen, Joan Snyder

Rochester, NY:  At age 86, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Joan is predeceased by her husband Raymond Donald “Don” Cussen, her parents Cecil and Maybelle Snyder, and her brothers Duane, Ronald and Douglas Snyder.  Joan is survived by her son David Cussen, daughter Rebecca (Cussen) Eggleton, grandsons Nikolai and Aleksander Eggleton and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Joan was born in Niagara Falls, NY.  She worked for over 20 years as the office manager for the law offices of Woods, Oviatt Gilman and retired in 1990.  Joan, along with her predeceased husband, was an award winning foster parent with the Monroe County Department of Social Services and was foster parent to over 40 children during 30 years. Joan enjoyed all things related to tea including tea parties.  She was a great organizer in many areas, undaunted by any deed or task. 

Joan’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Christopher’s Church 3350 Union Street, North Chili, NY  14514 at 10:00 AM.  Private Internment , St. Vincent Cemetery, Churchville, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, 500 Genesee St. Rochester, NY 14611 or St. Christopher’s Church.
Donna Pickett-Heck
Friday - Nov 2, 2018 12:00 am
Joan was a very special lady and a very loving lady. I am going to miss her greatly. I am so9 glad that I got to spend some time with her at my recent wedding. She was one hell of a lady. So sorry for you lost.
Monday - Nov 5, 2018 12:00 am
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. No matter how old we are, it still hurts to lose our mom. I have personally found comfort in the words at Acts 24:15 where it tells us, "There is going to be a resurrection", and that soon God will "wipe out every tear" from our eyes. (Rev. 21:4) And I look forward to the fulfillment of Psalm 92:14, "Even in old age they will still be thriving; They will remain vigorous and fresh" You have my deepest sympathy while we patiently wait.
Annette Snyder
Tuesday - Nov 6, 2018 12:00 am
Dear Rebecca and David, Nikolai, Aleksander, I am so very sorry that your dear mother/grandmother has passed but I hope she is walking hand in hand with your dad/grandfather and brother, Uncle Doug, who passed just 16 days before. So hard to believe. I wish I could be at the services but I don't feel strong enough at this point to make the trip. Know that I loved Joan and we had many great conversations over the years and recently. We both made each other laugh. I will miss her. With Love and Prayers for you all, Aunt Annette
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