Barbara A. Dann
Barbara A. (Grim) Dann, 88, of Plattsburgh, New York, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2019, with her family by her side, at CVPH Medical Center. Barbara was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Amsterdam, N.Y., daughter of Frederick and Beatrice Grim.
Barbara attended college at SUNY Albany, where she graduated with a degree in teaching, and later earned her Master's Degree from SUNY Canton. She began her 35 year teaching career at Saranac Central High School where she taught Business, retiring in 1987.
Barbara made her home in Saranac, N.Y., where she became an active member of the Saranac United Methodist Church. Her beautiful soprano voice graced the choir, and her kind and giving nature infused itself into many areas of church work. Barbara found great joy in spending time with her family, and truly appreciated the small things in life, whether decorating her home, or sitting quietly on her front porch. She will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.
Barbara is survived by her four children: Michael Dann and his wife Leslie, William Dann and his wife Kathy, Sharron Dann Redmond, and James Dann and his companion Veronica Morrow. Her grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as Danny: Joshua Dann, Jennifer Dann, Valerie Anderson, Vanessa Pagan, Sarah Dann, Lydia Dann, Jessalyn Dann, and Nathan Redmond. Her great-grandchildren: Connor, Sydney, Kylie, Addison, Riley, Hannah, Sophia, Quinlin, Natalie, and Elijah. She is also survived by a sister, Janet Tyler and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, her sister Beatrice Longtemps, and her brother, Frederick Grim.
Barbara's family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to her second family at the Victoria House, where she was well loved and taken care of.
Friends are invited to a luncheon celebrating Barbara's life on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at 12 noon at the Saranac United Methodist Church. Donations in her memory can be made to the Saranac United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Burial will be at a later date, and at the convenience of her family.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on November 29, 2019


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Hugh & Kathy (Stowe) Fayette
Dec 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Henderson
Dec 03, 2019
Iโ€™m very sorry to the family for such a great loss. Barb was the monsoon her family. She was the glue that kept things together. I have many fond memories imbedded in my heart with her name on it. She took me under her wing and gave me memories to last a life time, she was a great family woman. And her advice stuck in my head all these years. I was think of her yesterday in fact, wondered if she would mind if I went to visit her In Plattsburgh.
Tonight I give something back to her in the form of a prayer with much love and adoration.
Rest peacefully till we meet again ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ
Evelyn LaGoy Kerr
Dec 02, 2019
Beautiful lady one of my favorite teachers . Taught us more than business life. Family,love great lady and do pretty inside and out. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
michael coffey
Nov 30, 2019
I knew her as Mrs. Dann. She was such a pleasant and calm presence at the school. And she taught us to type. Rest in peace.
Mary Martineau Hoy
Nov 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dann family. I knew Mrs. Dann for quite a few years growing up when I was friends with her granddaughter Jennifer. She was such a sweet lady. We would always visit her when I would go to Jen's house. Even though I haven't seen her in a very long time, I still have many fond memories of her.
RIP Mrs. Dann