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Joan Harmon

Joan Harmon, long time staff member, died October 23, 2004, in Saratoga Springs. She was 61.

Joan began working at Skidmore in 1960, as secretary to Dean of the Faculty Edwin M. Moseley. Several years later, she left the region with husband Jack, who was in the Navy, but in 1980 she returned to Skidmore, this time as secretary of the Business Department. Professor Emerita Betty Balevic, who served as department chair, recalled Joan’s strong work ethic, sense of community, and effectiveness in tending to “the many details” of a busy department. Joan also handled secretarial duties for the Affirmative Action Office. She retired from Skidmore in 1997.

 Outside the college, Joan was involved with the Elks Club, scouting, and parent-teacher groups.

Husband Jack, a daughter, a son, and grandchildren survived her.