Hoen, Joan K. TROY Joan K. Hoen, 63, died on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a hard fought battle against breast cancer. Born Joan Kay Kaufman in Scotts Bluff, Neb. to hard working ranchers, she went on to become a nurse practitioner and a physicians' assistant. In her more than 30 years caring for the health of others all over the Albany, area, she touched many hearts and saved many lives. She is survived by her loving parents and siblings, three children, and four grandchildren. She will be remembered for her generous heart, never ending sense of humor, love and support of education, and her faith in God. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she will always be in their hearts and will watch over them from heaven. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 7 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 2420 Hoags Corner Road, East Schodack in remembrance of Joan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those that wish to express their sympathy may donate to the
donate.cancer.org/index or Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Renssealer, NY 12144.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 11, 2013