Joan Weaver

Joan Asfoury Betor Weaver, 74, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016, after a brief illness at Saratoga Hospital.

She was born on July 12, 1942, in Saratoga, NY. She was the daughter of the late Sarah and Fred Asfoury. Joan graduated in 1960 from Broadalbin High School, where she was the class valedictorian and participated in chorus, the senior play, cheerleading, National Honor Society and was fashion editor of the newspaper.

Joan graduated from the State College at Albany with a teaching degree. While in college, Joan wrote articles for the school newspaper, and was in the Gamma Kappa Phi sorority. She enjoyed a rewarding career teaching third and fifth grade at Skano and Tesago Elementary School in the Shenendehowa Central School District.

In June of 1964, she married Ronald A. Betor. They had two children together, and had a wonderful marriage until his death in 1981.

After Ron’s death, Joan was fortunate to meet Firm Weaver, whom she married in 1984. Joan and Firm were members of the Jonesville United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir and they both volunteered with the food pantry.

In retirement, Joan enjoyed taking classes with the Academy for Lifelong Learning and worked on the Membership Committee. She also loved spending time at her home in Lake George with family and friends, working on crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. Joan could often be found reading, and she participated in several book clubs with friends. She and Firm, were avid bridge players and made many cherished friendships playing bridge. Joan also loved to travel with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Firm Weaver, daughters Lisa and husband Craig Merry, Ellen and husband Tim Sinnenberg, step-daughters Nancy and husband Todd Paulauskas, and Karen and husband Josh Stratford; her brother, Fred and wife Sherry Asfoury. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren William Merry, Nicholas and Matthew Sinnenberg, Taylor and Tori Paulauskas, and Cole and Sophia Stratford.

Calling hours will be at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa on Sunday, December 11, from 3pm to 5pm.

A service will be celebrated at Jonesville United Methodist Church on Monday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Joan Weaver to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

Guest Book

Pam and Bob Suflita

Dear Fred & Sherry, and the entire Asfoury-Betor-Weaver Family,

We were very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Fred's sister Joan this past week. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May Joan Have Blessed Repose And Eternal Memory.

Pam and Bob

Frank and Debbie Stewart

To the whole family - We have just heard the news about Joan. With great sorrow, we send love and friendship to you all. Always enjoyed talking with Joan and she always made me feel like she really was interested in sharing and caring about those around her. We will miss her smiling face. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult, sorrowful time. i'm sorry we didn't know sooner, we would have been there to show our respect and share in the celebration of who Joan was.

Bob and Bev Burnham

We're very surprised and saddened to hear of Joan's passing.
We haven't seen much of you guys over the past years, but you are frequently in our thoughts.
Love, Bob and Bev

Anita, Bill and Drew Wemple

Dear Ellen, Tim, Nick and Matthew,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Anita, Bill and Drew Wemple

Peg and Chris Sallade

Our hearts go out to the entire family. To Will, Lisa, and Craig, be strong. Lisa, your mom was a lovely woman. With deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you.

Fran & Tom

Dear Firm and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Joan was an amazing woman with a big heart and welcoming soul. We hope your memories will bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fran & Tom

Conniejo Betor Dicruttalo

Hello Firm, Lisa and Ellen,
I just learned of Joan's passing and offer you all our sincere condolences, I have many fond memories of Sara (situ) and Joan.
Affectionately ,
Albie and Conniejo

Marcia Metzger, San Diego, California

I am very sad to hear of your loss. Joan was a warm, caring and vivacious woman who accomplished much in her lifetime. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Karan and Ray Stratford

You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this time of grieving.

Debby Armstrong

Firm and family, We are so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She is the sweetest, most caring person that we ever met. She will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. But you now will have a special angel watching over you all!
Debby, Tom & Family

Susan Mazzola

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great sorrow.
Please remember all of the smiles and good times.
God Bless.

Susan Mazzola, Boston