Joan Kend, long a member of the Millbrook community as a weekender, died on April 9, 2016. She grew up in Great Neck, the daughter of Sophie and Charles Oestreich. She was a graduate of Northampton School for Girls, attended Vassar College and graduated from Columbia University's School of General Studies. Joan worked for many years in finance.
A resident of Manhattan, Joan enjoyed her estate in Millbrook. She was a collector of both antiques and early American art. She was a member of the Harmonie Club in New York City and the Mashomack Preserve Club in Pine Plains. She was a regular attendee of the poetry readings at Thorndale and was interested in community affairs.
She is survived by her brother, David Oestreich, his wife Brenda and their children and grandchildren. She was married to the late David Kend and is survived by step-sons Peter Kend and Robert Kend and their families. She leaves many friends in the Millbrook community. Services were private.