Obituary of Jan M. Volkmann
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Jan M Volkmann, age 79, of Albany NY passed away on October 28, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany NY after her second battle with cancer.
Jan was born in Peekskill NY to Majorie and Edward Murden on October 23, 1942. She attended Peekskill HS where she met her loving husband, Peter Volkmann Jr. They married in 1962 and began their family with the birth of their son, Peter Volkmann III in 1963. Jan worked many different vocations that included an air crew scheduler for General Electric at Westchester County Airport, a cook at the Malcolm Gordon School in Garrison, and administrative assistant for ABC Oil in Peekskill NY, St. Basil's Academy in Garrison NY, and St. Christopher's Inn in Garrison NY. Jan was ordained as a Deacon for the Episcopal Diocese of New York City at St John the Devine in Manhattan in 1999. She served at St. Peter's Church in Peekskill NY for years until she retired in 2006. Deacon Jan created the soup kitchen for over 100 souls a couple of days a week that expanded into a daily program. She also was a contributor in expanding the Children's Sunday School at St. Peter's Church in Peekskill. Jan was one of the few women whose husband and child both were first responders to the World Trade Center in New York City on 9-11-2001. Her support of her first responder family members over the years was unwavering. She and her husband, Pete, moved to Valatie NY in 2006 to enjoy retirement with her family. She was a constant supporter of her grandchildren, Jaycee and Peter. She was an ardent fan of all Ichabod Crane School District activities and would consistently be cheering for every child at so many school functions. Her family would like to thank all the staff at St. Peter's Hospital and the Atrium at Crossgates Senior Living in Albany for all of their compassionate care of Jan after the death of her beloved husband.
She is survived by her son Peter Volkmann III (Layne) of Albany, four siblings, Mary Ellen Tompkins of Missouri, Christine Mileski of Florida, Bruce Murden of Massachusetts, Amy Pelissey of Rhode Island and her two grandchildren Jaycee and Peter Volkmann IV. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Volkmann Jr. and her brother David Murden.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5, 10:00am at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Peekskill NY. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Peekskill NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ICC Booster Club, P.O Box 658, Kinderhook NY 12106. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie NY