Joseph Kristan


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Harloff Funeral Home
803 S. Washington St.
East Rochester, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 30, 2024
St. Jerome's Church
207 Garfield St.
East Rochester, New York, United States


White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, New York, United States

Obituary of Joseph P Kristan

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph P Kristan on May 22nd, 2024, in Pittsford, NY. Joseph was born on Nov. 18th, 1941, in Rochester, and attended East Rochester High School where he learned to type and be a lifeguard. He served in the US Army as a pay specialist and served from Jan 1964 until his honorable discharge in 1967. Due to his typing and lifeguarding experience, he ended up in Monterey, California, at the officers' club pool instead of the jungles of Vietnam. He later would work as a quality control manager at Xerox, reupholsterer, and popcorn entrepreneur. He enjoyed the sound of water, fishing, listening to books on tape, singing and cherished his Guiding Eyes for the Blind dogs. He was a member of the Chorus of the Genesee, a past President of the Penfield Kiwanis Club and, along with his wife, voted citizens of the year by the Penfield Rotary Club in 1999. He is survived by wife, Barbara Kristan; son, Michael (Angela) Kristan; grandchildren. Katharina (Taylor) Indivero, Courtney (Colin) Floom, Andrew Kristan, and great granddaughter, Poppy Indivero; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bob Morreale; brother and sister-in-law, John and Linda Kristan. He also leaves behind a beloved adopted-late-in-life daughter, Treasa Ahumada. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Kristan and mother, Katherine Kristan. Calling hours will be held 4-6pm Wednesday May 29th Harloff Funeral Home, 803 S. Washington St., East Rochester, NY, and Mass of Christian burial, 10am Thursday, May 30th at St. Jerome’s Church, 207 Garfield St., East Rochester, NY. This link will allow you to livestream the mass. We would like to especially thank all his CCOR and Jewish Senior Life caregivers, and there were many who loved Joe, and did their best to accommodate his needs, especially when he wanted to know “what time it is?” While going down the list of aides, the top three were Rose, KB and Will who have treated him with the utmost respect and generosity. We (will) miss seeing you along with many honorable mentions. A special shout out to the Home-Based Primary Care service of the Veterans Administration. The unsung heroes who treated dad VERY well, taking care of his supplies, pills and medical visits with a smile and appreciation for the vet in front of them. A feather in the cap of the VA! Finally, thank you Ann Marie Hurley from Hurley Care Solutions and Kelly Gusmano at Woods Oviatt Gillman LLP for all your guidance in 2017 to allow us to care for our father. Memorials may be made to the Choroideremia Research Foundation , Guiding Eyes for the Blind or St. Michael's Family Protection Institute for the development of Catholic directed medical and mental health care in Rochester, NY.
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