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Vigil held in Rotterdam as a farewell to ‘BMX mom’

Joan Parow cited as inspiration for group of bike racers

A candlelight vigil for Joan Parow, who fought a courageous battle against cancer for 10 years and passed away yesterday morning is held at the Tri-City bmx track in Rotterdam Friday.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
A candlelight vigil for Joan Parow, who fought a courageous battle against cancer for 10 years and passed away yesterday morning is held at the Tri-City bmx track in Rotterdam Friday.
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Members of the Tri-City BMX community held a candlelight vigil Friday night to pay tribute to the passing of a “BMX mom.” Joan Elizabeth Parow, 44, of Niskayuna, died at her home Thursday after battling breast cancer for 10 years. Her husband, Kenneth Parow, is the president of Tri-City BMX, the not-for-profit group that operates the racetrack on Burdeck Street. Her sons Kenny and Andrew are nationally ranked amateur BMX bike riders. The candlelight vigil ...

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