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Joan E. Kleintop Speach

May 11, 1934 — September 30, 2011

Joan E. Kleintop Speach, 77, of Camillus, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at University Hospital. Born in Slatington, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 11, 1934, she was the daughter of Randolph F. Kleintop and Ellen Jane Reinard Kleintop. She lived in the Syracuse area most of her life. Joan graduated from Solvay High School in 1952 and attended Syracuse University. She retired in 2004 from the Bon-Ton in Camillus and previously was an administrator with Harry L. Cook. A devoted Republican, she worked the polls for the Republican Committee for many years. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Joan was devoted to her family and loved babysitting her grandchildren. She was an avid SU basketball fan and enjoyed going to casinos. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Barbara White. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, John Neal; daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Benny DiMarco of Clay, Amy and Kevin McNamara and Tricia and Daniel Kemp, all of Camillus; sister, Nancy Kleintop of Rochester; grandchildren, John, Danny, Elyse, Marissa, Karli and Ryan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call Monday, October 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church with The Very Rev. Craig R. Swan officiating. Joan will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. The family invites everyone to join them at McNamara’s Pub, 5600 Newport Rd., Camillus, following the burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5402 W. Genesee St., P.O. Box 91, Camillus, NY 13031 or to Upstate Cancer Campaign, 750 E. Adams St., CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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