Joan Edna Bullock, 91, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023, at the Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center. Joan was born in Syracuse on January 5, 1932 to Lester and Clara Finney.
Joan was a life-long resident of the Syracuse area. She attended school in Syracuse, graduating with honors from Syracuse Central High School in January, 1950. In August, 1954, she married World Warr II veteran Leonard J. Erwin. They subsequently built a house on Onondaga Hill, where they raised two fine sons, Bradley and Gordon. Their family enjoyed travelling around central New York, and especially enjoyed many summer vacations in Maine.
After her husband, Leonard, passed away in June, 1989, she began a new career as a librarian at the Syracuse University Library and secretary at the Dean of Men office. Later she was a secretary/counselor at the Westhill Middle School, where she helped many a young student thru difficulties, serving there for over 30 years. Before and after retirement, she was a very faithful member of the Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church (OHPC), serving in many important capacities and participating in numerous church activities over several decades. She will be sorely missed by all her many friends and former colleagues.
On November 28, 2012, she married Charles E. Bullock of North Syracuse, where they have resided ever since.
Joan is survived by her Husband, Charles; her two Sons, Bradley (Tamara) and Gordon (Therese); and Grandsons, Brandon, Ross, Luke, Joe, and Jay. She is also survived by her Brother, Bruce Finney (Diane) of Rotunda West, Florida.
Calling hours will be 9:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, November 25, at New Comer Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street, North Syracuse. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, November 26, at the Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church (OHPC), 4797 Makyes Road, Syracuse, with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will be at the Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery on Howlett Hill Road, off Route 173 on Onondaga Hill at a later date.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to a memorial fund at Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church.
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