Obituary of Barbara K. Glynn
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Barbara (Kalin) Glynn passed away in Plattsburgh, NY on January 3, 2023. Persistent till the end, she battled insidious dementia and declining physical health for many years.
“Barb” was born in Port Jervis, NY on October 30, 1933 to Richard (“Dick”) and “Billie” Kalin. In 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, James (“Jim”) Glynn, and their union lasted close to 60 years.
Getting things done once she “set her mind to it”, Barbara went back to college when she had two young children, as well as managing a home. She taught in the Port Jervis Central School District for many years. After she and Jim retired, they relocated to the Lake Champlain region in Essex County, New York, where they often hosted friends and family. Barb and Jim then moved to Geneseo, NY, and, after the passing of her husband, she relocated to Plattsburgh, NY. Most recently, Barb was a resident at the Champlain Valley Senior Community, Willsboro, NY. Barb and Jim wintered in Florida at their second home for several years.
Barb talked to anyone and everyone she met, spent her lifetime devoted to dogs, a love passed on to her children, and planned many vacations. In addition to her marriage to her high school hearts, she may be best remembered for “moving heaven and earth” for her children; no questions asked.
She is predeceased by the love of her life, James (Jim) Glynn, and survived by her daughter, Beth Polanis (Tom) of Stuart, Florida, and her son James (Jay) Glynn of Rhinebeck, NY, her grandchildren: Candace and Andrew Sarro, Kayley Berezney, and Liam Glynn, a great grandson, Gavin Greening, her sister, Karen Hickey, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation Monday, 1/9/23, from 10-11am, at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771 to be followed with a Service at 11:00am at the Funeral Home. Reve Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery.
To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org, or by mail, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, to support those impacted so significantly by diseases such as dementia.
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