Joan Shore

1938 - 2021

Albany, New York


On Sunday, July 18, 2021, Joan Shore, loving mother, grandmother and sister passed away at the age of 83.  

Joan was born on January 15, 1938, in Albany, NY to Joseph and Mildred Miller. She remained in Albany until 1999.  She worked for New York State as a self-taught computer programmer for over 35 years.  Joan raised both her children, Joe and Deb on her own.  Joan proved to be a strong woman serving as a mother and father to them both.  She always put their needs and wants before hers.  After Joan retired, she moved to South Florida.  Joe lives in upstate New York with his son, Joshua.  Deb lives in South Florida.  Joan is also survived by her loving younger sister, Wendy Miller Richman and husband Jerry Richman and their daughter, Jennifer Richman Fleckner and her children Ben and Maddie.  Joan is also survived by her cousin Jon Goldman and his wife Anne.  She had many friends both lifelong and newer ones.  Joan had a passion for golf and was a strong local player.  She passed this passion on to both of her children.  Later in life, Joan became an avid bridge player and earned the level of Life Gold Master.  She had a real zest for life even as she struggled later in life.  

In lieu of flower please send donations to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, NY or the American Cancer Society.  Please also make a renewed commitment to your physical well-being.


Congregation Beth Emeth
100 Academy Road, Albany NY 12208

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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Harry Falk

July 26, 2021 11:22 AM


Don't know if you remember me from my swimming officiating days.

You mom and mine played together as bridge partners for many years, and I used to see her at my parents' house for holiday gatherings.

My Deepest condolences.

Harry Falk

much love, Deb and Joe

July 24, 2021 10:50 AM

To our Mom -- Thank you for your strength, smarts, humor and love!
much love, Deb and Joe

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Ellen Flasterstein Reohr

July 23, 2021 8:01 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your Mom, Joan, when she was working for New York State with my dad. My thoughts are with you.
Ellen Flasterstein Reohr

Steve Muhlfelder

July 23, 2021 1:33 AM

I am so sorry to read this. Joan and I were in the same confirmation class. I remember Wendy as well as their parents.

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