Obituary of Joan Kallet Pfeiffer
Boonville- Joan (Kallet) Pfeiffer, 95, formerly of Schuyler St. and also the hamlet of White Lake and widow of Joseph J. Sr. passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. Joan was born in Rome, on August 11, 1925, a daughter of Joseph and Jane Fitzpatrick Kallet. She grew up in Rome, and graduated from Academy of Holy Names School, with the Class of 1943. On July 12, 1945, Joan was united in marriage with Joseph J. Pfeiffer, Sr. in Rome. In June 1950, the couple moved to Boonville, when he and his family purchased the Franjo Theater, an 800 seat modern theater which was constructed next to the Union Block in downtown Boonville, in 1936. Originally named the Avon, the theater was renamed in 1939, to the “Franjo.” The new name was in reference to Frances and Joseph Sternberg, who had constructed owned and operated the theater. The Pfeiffer’s continued to operate the Franjo, one of the finest theaters in upstate New York, until it was destroyed in the Union Block Fire on May 2, 1963. Later Mr. Pfeiffer and Joan also operated a small sporting goods store which was located in the theater building. After the Franjo was destroyed in the Union Block Fire, the Pfeiffer’s constructed a large, modern retail building on the site of the Franjo, which became Adirondack Sports Center, one of the largest and finest sporting, outdoors and boating stores in northern and central New York. Mr. Pfeiffer and Joan operated this store for many years, later retiring and spending winters in Ft. Myers Florida and summers at White Lake. Mr. Pfeiffer, a Veteran of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of WWII, and a skilled carpenter who constructed homes in the Boonville area, passed away on June 29, 2014. Joan’s family wishes to express a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and care givers at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, for the kind and loving care which was afforded to her. Joan is survived by her children; Kathy (Bill) Clayton, Rochester; Joseph J. (Nancy) Pfeiffer, Jr. Boonville, and their children, Kristen, Joseph III, Bryan; Christine (Steve) Signore, Ft. Myers, Fla, and their daughter Sara, Debra Pfeiffer, Manlius, and her daughter, Kathryn; Mary Judith (Judy) (Don) Jernigan, Tennessee, and their son, Matthew; John R. (Shelly) Pfeiffer, Boonville, and their children, Ryan, Robert and Jenna and James K. Pfeiffer, Sr. Rome, and his children, James (Jamie), Douglas and great grandchildren, Abbey, Maddie, Emmett, Skyler, Jakob, Aubree, Isheah and Baylee Lynn. Entombment and services will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rome CAPITOL THEATRE 220 West Dominick St Rome NY 13440 Attention Joan Kallet Pfeiffer memorial fund. Her Funeral arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.