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Joan B. Limburg

May 18, 1930June 10, 2020

LIMBURG - Joan B. (nee Beer) Of East Aurora, NY, June 10, 2020. Loving wife of the late Robert H. Limburg. Dearest mother of Robert H. Limburg, Jr. (Patricia Melvin), Janet (Robert) Marshall, Barbara (Joseph) O’Donnell, and Julie Limburg. Beloved grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The family will host a celebration of Joan’s life at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209. Online condolences at

Joan B. Limburg (nee Beer) May 18, 1930 – June 10, 2020 Longtime East Aurora Resident Joan B. Limburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. She was 90.

Born in Buffalo and raised in Kenmore, she was a graduate of Kenmore High School. Joan earned a nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital where she worked after graduating with honors. She stopped working at Deaconess Hospital to raise her family. In 1977, Joan returned to nursing, working for Dr. Kenneth Eckhert, Sr., for the next 20 years.

Joan met the love of her life, Bob Limburg, on a blind date. Bob and Joan wed on June 28, 1952 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo. They were married for over 60 years, when Bob passed away in 2012. They moved to Eggertsville where they had their four children, who were the light of her life. In 1966, the Limburgs moved to their home on Geneva Road in East Aurora. In their 47 years on Geneva Road, she greatly enjoyed the many social and family events with their close neighborhood friends. Upon arriving on Geneva Road, Joan quickly earned the title of “neighborhood nurse” offering medical advice and attending to minor cuts and scrapes.

Joan was kind, a great listener, caring, and possessed a keen sense of humor. She loved being active and always had time for others. Joan enjoyed hosting and attending social events. Family was of utmost importance to her. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In her later years, Joan especially enjoyed times when she and her four children were all together. Joan was an avid bridge player, playing with numerous groups. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Elma Meadows Womens Golf League. An excellent cook, Joan was known for her delicious almond filled kuchen and German potato salad. A skilled seamstress, she sewed her daughters’ dresses and matching festive pajama’s for Christmas (her favorite holiday). Joan enjoyed traveling with her husband to Europe and all over the United States. After Bob passed away, she continued traveling to visit family and friends around the country. She relished driving her car right up until the last days of her life. Joan was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She and her husband were members of the Antique Car Club of America, The Model A Restorers Club, and The Transportation Club of Western NY.

After her husband Bob passed away, Joan moved to the Stonegate Community where she cherished the comradery of her neighbors and community social events. In 2017, Joan moved into the Independent Living Community in Greenfield Manor in Lancaster. She enjoyed card playing and cribbage, as well as attending social events and YMCA exercise classes. Joan celebrated her 90th birthday in May of this year. Due to the pandemic, the birthday party became a virtual event filled with many celebrations with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. Joan declared that “my birthday was a great day.”

Joan is survived by her four children, Robert H. Limburg, Jr. (Patricia Melvin) of Lake Worth, Florida, Janet (Robert) Marshall of Doylestown, Ohio, Barbara (Joseph) O’Donnell of East Aurora, and Julie Limburg of Cheektowaga; grandchildren: Jason, Stephanie, Jenny, Rob, Anna, Ezra, Mary, Henry, Erin, Chris, Emma, and Megan; and 14 great grandchildren; a brother-in law, William (Sheila) Limburg of Penfield, NY; and a niece and nephews. In addition to her husband Bob, she was predeceased in death by her parents, Henry Beer and Virginia (Bartow) Beer Bixby.

The family will host a celebration of Joan’s life at a later date. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo was private. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209. Arrangements were made by Wood Funeral Home of East Aurora. Online condolences may be shared at


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  • A Celebration of Joan's life will be held at a later date.


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Kathy B

June 23, 2020

To all of Joan’s Family,
Joan was a great lady! & i will miss her presence.
I first came across her playing at a Elma Meadows golf club. Always enjoyed playing & she was good competition!
I then, last year was pleasantly surprised to see her again as she attended the YMCA exercise class that I was instructing on Wed. @ Greenfield’s. She only missed the class if she was happily traveling to see her family. She would tell me, she would be gone a few wks & ask what she could do to keep strong while away. Always tried to stay active. She had a quiet wit about her & was pretty sharp in answering trivia questions I would ask at the end of class.
Joan had a well lived Life & glad I was a small part of it!
My sincere condolences,

Randy McDonald

June 18, 2020


By chance, I was thinking about you today and was so sorry to see that your mother recently passed away. I extend to you and your family my deep and heartfelt condolences.

Pam Storms Hufnagel

June 18, 2020

Joan or Mrs. Limburg as I called her still, was like a second mom for me growing up in East Aurora. I feel so fortunate to be part of the family for vacations, holidays, graduations, and many sleep overs. The pictures you posted were wonderful. I loved seeing the one where she was baking cookies! I loved doing that with her and also eating the ones she made! She always had a warm embrace for me, she made you feel like you were the most important and would listen to you at all times, she was a lot of fun with a great sense of humor and most importantly, she had a huge heart. A very special person who is now holding hands again with Mr. Limburg. Sending you all much love.

Joan Ruh

June 16, 2020

28 years ago John and I became the new kids on the block . We were so lucky to have landed as neighbors to Joan and Bob. Only good memories from that time . Our condolences and prayers to you her family. Joan and John Ruh

Douglas & Pat Coon

June 14, 2020

Joan and Bob were friends of ours for years in the Model A Restorers Club. We not only enjoyed their company at club events,
but were invited to the Limburg home on many occasions. Joan was
a gracious hostess and a good cook. We especially remember her
delicious German Potato salad. We will remember Joan fondly.

Lucy Ryan

June 14, 2020

I live next door to your Mom in GreenField. We moved in last July and Joan was the first to greet us and bring us a flowering plant. She was the kindest, nicest person among a building full of nice people. The Covid 19 lockdown was so hard on everyone used to family visits. The morning of her 90th birthday Joan asked me to fasten her pearls and told me it was her birthday but the party couldn't be held. We aren't supposed to get close to other residents but I had to give her a hug and she hugged me back. I'm so glad we had that moment. I will miss her.

Mark Bosch

June 14, 2020

I remember all the years on Cornell when we drove your parents crazy with our antics.


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